(June 19): I jostle for the right spot at home (#WFH). It is a challenge when both working parents are on separate conference calls while the eldest child is zooming with his piano teacher and the youngest is whining for attention.

Once, during a call, I heard the sound of a toilet flush. On another occasion, a mother’s lullaby. While the lullaby was definitely more soothing, it was nonetheless distracting. Being the typical tech-savvy, gadget-yearning dude, I told my wife that I had to get a pair of wireless earbuds with active noise cancelling. And she bought it! Well, to be completely accurate, she bought the excuse.

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