I haven’t heard this in a while. The sound of our home when its inhabitants are doing what they’re supposed to be doing. Daughter off to daycare, the Man silently in his office, one of the cats walking across the hall to find a quiet spot to get some sleep and me typing in my office on Monday morning. I thought this day wouldn’t come until September. It’s only May.

The Man takes Daughter to daycare for the first time after two months.