These days there is a lot of sibling love around here. Jove occasionally offers Miranda his lap during dinner. Now that the night comes earlier, a lot more time is spent playing indoors, making up games. They have spent the last couple of days cooking playdoh in the toy kitchen: making playdoh cookies, pancakes, etc. It melts my heart when they look to each other for comfort and invite each other to play along.
These days Jupiter and I are both really enjoying Radio Lab on NPR. These highly, entertaining radio broadcasts talk about science and society. I assign them to my students as extra credit. And they like them, too. My favorite so far is the one on parasites.
These days I finally feel a sense of balance between my outside the house life and my inside the house life. My goal is to stay as emotionally present as possible when I am with my family and not worry about undone job related work and, likewise, to focus on work at work and not drift into guilt about not being home. I am grateful that I truly love both responsibilities and I have a lot of help.