Day Jobs / by Michael Arthur

 Today's the day Laura returned to work. "I'm feeling very emotional," she said this morning before she left us to our own devices. Alden and I are flying solo together, without Mommy, without partner, until late this afternoon when Laura gets back.  These first three months of Alden's life have been eventful with long days and nights of desperate discovery and quiet wonder, but the time has passed in a moment. "What's it like?" I'm asked when I run in to friends. Well, it's all deep experience right now; the answer is too opaque for the 24 hour news cycle and it's larger and simpler than the length of a tweet.  Today's the day Laura went back to work. Alden's sleeping. I'm gonna take a shower. That's my update.

Today's the day Laura returned to work. "I'm feeling very emotional," she said this morning before she left us to our own devices. Alden and I are flying solo together, without Mommy, without partner, until late this afternoon when Laura gets back.

These first three months of Alden's life have been eventful with long days and nights of desperate discovery and quiet wonder, but the time has passed in a moment. "What's it like?" I'm asked when I run in to friends. Well, it's all deep experience right now; the answer is too opaque for the 24 hour news cycle and it's larger and simpler than the length of a tweet.

Today's the day Laura went back to work. Alden's sleeping. I'm gonna take a shower. That's my update.