Yesterday, after our weekend away, I had to rewrite a writing sample for a school that requested more materials from me. One day in which to rewrite a 25-page section of my dissertation chapter. Oops. Sydney was an angel: he cared for Katherine for most of the day (and she cooperated by taking two long naps!), he made a dish for me to take to the reading group dinner that night, and he picked up the last couple of ingredients I needed from the store on his way home from a talk.
I told him I really liked him as Mr. Homemaker and supportive spouse and wondered whether he thought he could make it a permanent role. That got a raised eyebrow.