The kitchen was hot long before I turned the oven on. I cooked noodles and tomato sauce topped with Parmesan and green peas for dinner. When I pulled the buttered bread from the oven, I burned my fingers on the steam. The little one ate with his hands and when he was good and covered in sauce, he slicked his hair with sauce. Some nights are meant for salads and popsicles, no oven time, tonight was one of them.