He really likes pasta in white sauce. It’s his favorite dish that I make. But I stayed at the office later than I’d planned and didn’t get to the supermarket until after 7 p.m. And I needed to go by and help my mother-in-law with her meds. (She’s a very sharp 95, but all those pills with that tiny little print get to be a bit much.) And by the time I got home Simeon had already left with friends to watch a basketball game at a nearby high school and I was exhausted. The groceries are still sitting on the kitchen counter. I ate take-out chicken. I had planned to cook dinner with my son and to talk about what was happening in school. We were going to make a plan for the rest of the semester. It seemed like a great plan, but it didn’t happen. The whole week has been like that. My little brother Rod and his girlfriend came to town, I worked late several nights. My son had basketball, drama and dance practice. We passed each other in the night. I wish it were as easy as it is on TV.