Parenting, at least in my case, is about living in a thin layer atop a thick base of messiness and historical detritus that there is no time to clean up. In fact my office and lab are like this too. For me, it’s psychologically wearying. I’m not the neatest person in the world, but I like a certain amount of order. It’s impossible to achieve that right now.
Such chaos January 20, 2012