"Are you wearing makeup?" she asked when we arrived.
I poked my head past my old girlfriend and through the door. "Where is that doctor?"
"He's not 'that doctor' he is my husband. He's at the hospital."
"Good. I have something I want to show you." I stepped inside and put the case on the floor. She disguised her intrigue with warnings that I wasn't legally allowed to be here. I popped the latches and threw open the lid. "I have a baby now."
"Oh god," she said.
"I know. It's a lot of responsibility. I guy would have to be pretty mature to have one of these don't you think?"
"What, what are you doing with a baby?"
"I made it," I lied. "You know, they try and tell you there's nothing like being a dad but when you hold that little thing for the first time you think, 'I would die for this.' I've come a long way since we broke up."
She gave me a look like she really loved me or really felt sorry for me, or maybe both. "You can't keep it in a box, Soren."
"I know, it's only temporary. I didn't want to break it."
"Is he wearing makeup too?"