The Lapse

“So, if Campbell has two moms, then how did she get born?”

McCormick, prepared, setting breakfast in front of her. “She was in Linda’s tummy and Marcy was at the hospital too.”

June, satisfied, digging in.

McCormick marks his skill. Hubris of the Mindful Daddy. Plenty of time still for hair, teeth, and piano practice. A successful morning rolling out. He adds, “I think a good friend did the man part.”

June stops chewing. Inside the expanding moment of error, McCormick waits for a bailout. She’s six. He’s hip. Redo!

But June can’t let it go.

“What’s the man part?”

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