and then jacob moved in
It took us 7 years to find a bed replace the IKEA bed Alex bought when he started grad school, 15 years ago. It took 3 months to get it delivered, 3 people to assemble it, 3 to hoist the mattress and 1 toddler to point and supervise ("WOW." "WOW.") and then another whole 30 seconds for said toddler to claim the bed as his own.
But for 29 seconds, it was the most peaceful place on earth.