This really was a wonderful meal. It was delicious and satisfying, as mac & cheese always is. It was also easy to prepare since the bulk of the work was done Tuesday. We were able to relax, enjoy the meal, and enjoy the very welcome news of the newest member of our family.
Our daughter had told Aunt Sarah that she needn’t call unless the baby was a girl. She already has 4 boy cousins, you see. Despite the intuition of many other relatives, our daughter was quite sure that the baby would be a girl.
Uncle Eric called a little before four, asking to speak to our daughter. He was disappointed at her reaction, which didn’t have the excitement that he expected. In four years or so, we have no doubt that he too will come to know the certainty with which a four year old views the world.