For now our afternoons are quiet and reflective. After finishing work and picking up Johannes from summer camp I’m usually exhausted and in need of 20minutes of quiet time to lie in bed and let the swelling and aches subside. Johannes usually reads his books beside me or opts to watch a fishing show. I’m trying desperately to hold on to these final moments because I know in a just a short time it won’t be just him and I alone after school or camp is over. It will be three of us. Each with our own agenda. Johannes and I have, for the most part, a seamless existence. We get each other, we know what works and what the routine ought to be. Soon though we will figure out a new routine, and new needs of a brand new member of the family. The signs of his imminent arrival are visible all throughout the house. His room, the car seat, baby toys and now the bassinet that my friend was so kind to lend us for the first little bit. I have no doubt that once the little one comes he will fit right in. We will adapt and adjust and I will love every minute of our new version of quiet.