Me: “I’m going out to run errands. Need anything?”
I text home two hours later. “Heading home unless anyone needs something.”
Text from child: “Nobody needs anything.”
I come home, unload groceries and sit down to remove my shoes and read email.
An hour later, I remove my bra and spend half an hour washing dishes. Those things aren’t related, but are part of the timeline.
Another hour later, I put on pajamas and curl up in a chair with a book.
“Mom! We’re completely out of cat food.”