On this day, we did your homework at the kitchen bench. You added 5+3 and, I cut up the vegetables for dinner. You told me stories about your day, and I listened. I began to think about how your older siblings had once sat in this spot, and told me stories about their day. They now sit at their desk, and their homework is more difficult than 5+3. As much as I would love to help them, they have moved beyond my help. I felt the passing of time, as you moved on to your next question. It felt like a movie in fast forward, and I felt the need to press pause for a while. Too slow down, and enjoy this. I wanted to capture this moment. This ordinary moment in our busy life.