– There are at least a few hours of at least one day a week when taking care of two young ones does not seem easy at all. And it is 11:30 in the morning, and I am still not dressed, Reed is half-naked, my hair is half-brushed. I feel angry at everyone and no one for this, and if Adam is around, I usually take it out on him. And Reed, no matter how cute and jolly, irritates me and I wish that I could just do one thing at a time for once. And I wish the house was quiet.
– At least five full days a week, I can’t believe my luck getting to spend so much of my life with people I like so well as my kids. I love coaching Reed as he flips his fried egg in the morning or stirs the pancake batter. I love teasing him and being teased by him. I love being watched by Helen’s steady eyes.
– Life with two little ones goes better when you let go of your own agenda for a little while.
– I believe that the Golden Rule applies to political rhetoric. This may make me a simpleton. I don’t care.