1:26pm A loud siren can be heard right outside the apartment. 10 seconds later, a loud child can be heard awakening in her crib.
1:40pm Get her ready to go to lunch, but our departure is delayed. The princess is missing one of her slippers. The missing shoe is finally discovered under her changing table. I wonder how it got there?
1:45pm Arrive at one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Get a great table outside.
2:05pm Three young, attractive women stop by our table and gawk at Sabine.
2:10pm Another young woman stops by and marvels at the cuteness of the daddy-daughter lunch date.
2:15pm Another woman stops by.
2:20pm Two more women stop by.
2:22pm I remember that I’m married.
2:45pm Leave the restaurant, stop and get a movie, then head home.
2:53pm Talk to Marilee by phone for the first time today. Says she’s coming home early. I tell her the child is fine. She repeats, “I’m coming home early.”
3:49pm Sabine throws her first fit of the day. Lasts only 15 seconds as she quickly realizes I’m not the parent who spoils her.