I’m checking out at the grocery store — signing the credit card receipt with one hand and holding a baby with the other. My big girls are helping me with the bags and the cashier says, “Look at you, you old pro. You make it look so easy.” It was a nice thing to say, but I had to laugh to myself. Well, nice cashier, if only you knew what an effort it was to get out of the house today. And, in fact, what an effort it is most days to even get up off the couch. Life would be so much easier if we could all hang out right here, eat popcorn, and read books until this little man can talk to us and walk around on his own two legs. Not that I want to rush anything, mind you!