I've been on paternity leave since September, which has been terrific but has NOT resulted in the bonanza of creative output that I'd imagined. Here are all the things I planned on doing. A 🙅‍♂️ denotes my son not allowing me to do that thing.
  1. Write SO MANY GREAT LISTS 🙅‍♂️
  2. Write the Grade 5 Spring Play 🙅‍♂️
  3. Write anything other than grocery lists in the Reminders app 🙅‍♂️
  4. Catch up on the news 🙅‍♂️
    Hey guys what'd I miss? (This one's such a lie; I read the entire @nytimes online every day, especially the Food section, but also way too much news).
  5. Help raise a happy boy who I'm pretty sure is so sick of Spotify's "Music for Concentration" playlist 🙋‍♂️
    That's him highfive-ing me.