Jackie asks if he can play his game in his room, I say yes.  Told him I will keep tabs on the status of the game’s update here in the loft, on the big screen.  Jack tells one of his friends through the headphones, “My dad’s gonna play, and…. My dad will ‘1-v-1 me’, and my dad….” Nearly makes me cry, how much he talks about me, seemingly brags or boasts and if not that then is quick and willing, eager to mention me.

Just as I am with my dad, and mother.

All stresses, muted.  GRATEFUL.