Because all day, I somehow summoned the power to take a breath, and I must admit I can’t always do this. But in the tornado that the day became, I managed to give each girl a kiss on their little lips before bed. We had peppery pasta carbonara with poached eggs for dinner, which made me a bit ill but also nourished my soul.
A few minutes after the girls went to bed, Rosie’s best friend called. This was a special occurrence, and so Joey went back into their room so Rosie could talk for a moment. But she was fast asleep and unresponsive to Joey’s excited whispers.