My brother Spen just stopped by and found me sitting on the girls’ bedroom floor.
I said, “Do you know what I’m doing? I’m cleaning up hard macaroni with my hands because there’s too much here to just vacuum it up. It’s from a whole box of mac ‘n’ cheese. I just finished vacuuming cheese powder off of Rose’s mattress.”
Covering his face, Spen said, “I’m sorry. I don’t mean to laugh . . . it’s not funny . . . it’s just . . .”
“Yes, it is. It is funny. If I’m going to live this life, I’m glad if someone can get a laugh from it.”