It’s evening, after swim practice, and our daughter reads on the couch, smelling of swimming pool, while my husband grills chicken and blends fresh pesto. An Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong record plays on the turntable.
Our cat, Tubbles, loves chlorine, kid feet, laying on outstretched legs, and our daughter. She’s got all of those tonight. She has made our whole family happy by loving on our daughter’s feet. We giggled and snapped photos with our devices.
I had a productive day at work. Our house is clean. We ate at twilight on the porch. Our kitty made me laugh.
It’s been a perfect summer evening.