Sydney returned from his talk on Friday ready to play helpmeet. He’s been taking the kids for much longer stretches and has completely taken over the kitchen this weekend while I frantically put together a talk for next week. One of the not-so-great things about giving a talk on your current research is that you’re right in the thick of it when you need to stop and put together a polished presentation. Sydney has been unabashedly delighted to have an excuse to cook up delicious things, and he has turned a deaf ear to my protests that all of my desk time leaves me ill in need of decadent lunches and dinners. So, expect me to be taking some long walks at the end of the week, once the presentation is over.