…my son said this morning while I was frantically rushing around to get dressed, pack my lunch, throw the laptop in my bag and grab my charged mobile phone, and run out of the door to catch the bus at 6:28 to catch the train at 6:51 to catch the S-Bahn and another bus…
“I know, I’m gone the whole day, aren’t I?”
“Yes, you are – why?”
“Because I have to work really hard, and then I have a long trip to and from Hamburg every day.”
“But I want to cuddle with you!”
“I know – we will just have to make sure we do some turbo-cuddling on the weekend and make up for the time.”
He seemed satisfied with that – at least for now. I am sure things will calm down when my job isn’t so new anymore, and then I am firmly planning on sneaking out a little bit earlier one or two days a week, so we have a little bit of time together in the afternoon.
But this ain’t easy.
This post was first published on Nature Network, which has since been discontinued. The post has been moved to SciLogs.