This evening my wife went grocery shopping. Normally this event would not warrant mentioning except for one small detail....she went alone.
Four weeks ago my wife had my first daughter. That makes three children in all. Five weeks ago, my wife would go about freely without a care in the world. This time she hesitated, as if I were incapable of watching all three of my kids at once. The fear in her eyes made me second guess myself. Did I know what to do? Could all hell break lose during her trip?
I had to regroup. My normal routine of sitting on the couch listening for noises and screams would not work.
I gathered everything that I needed to include diapers, pull-ups, juice in sip cups, milk bottles, wipes, and toys. I brought them all into the living room and sat them on the couch. I picked the infant up and......sat down on the couch to listen for loud noises and screams.