October 4th . 2018

On The Clock

This week at bedtime Bastien said he needed another “book about an endurance athlete that’s appropriate for kids”. I did some quick searching and settled on Pre, the biography of Steve Prefontaine, and loaded it on a Kindle. We had to get special same-day approval from his teacher to be able to read said book on said Kindle in class. Which meant, I also had to same-day read the novel to make sure he wasn’t getting into any topics “inappropriate for kids”. When I told Jim what I was up to on a Thursday afternoon he declared, “the work of a mother is never done”.

Funny because nothing is truer.