Hmm.. it's been so long since I wrote that letter that I don't really remember why Kaya was squishing' those tomatoes. You can betcha it wasn't for Italian cuisine, haha, but it was probably either for cooking or painting purposes. She mixes tomato juice with some oils to make paint, so she can decorate her skins and the walls of the cave.
William's as listless as a leafless tree in August? Golly, sorry to get a bit off topic, but that makes one heck of a tongue twister. Try saying "listless as a leafless tree" 5 times fast. Seriously, try it.
Well, if he's so bored, perhaps he's missing the motivation to be excited about doing things without Pierre. You could try giving him a prize; allowing him to do things that are fun as long as he does the hard stuff first. Britta's going to start bombarding me with requests for a birthday party again since it is in two months. I might let her have it this year if she behaves and does her chores.
Take Care, Lara