I just nursed a baby to sleep
sitting on a toddler stool
beside a potty
watching David and Goliath on the laptop (that was perched on the counter)
handing out occasional circus peanuts for staying put
hoping beyond hope to hear a sturdy splash.
Meanwhile, the remaining child
skated down the hallway in his father's dress socks
and rearranged the floor lamps.
I couldn't make it up.
I need a circus peanut of my own.