A picture is worth a thousand words, but some moments just won’t fit in the frame.

Tonight’s surreal moment:

I instructed Samantha to remove her monkey from Seth’s play gym. Seth is fussing in it, very done with play time. Simon is eerily absent from the scene. Let the hysterics begin.

Samantha is now shouting about her monkey’s hurt feelings. Seth gets tangled in a toy as I try to extract him, and starts to wail. I feel a sudden soothing massage on my back. It’s Simon. Wielding sidewalk chalk.

Five minutes later, you’d never know the moment had occurred. Except for the pretty picture still on my shirt.