Everything changes when Christine goes out of town. Cook dinner? Nah, let’s go to McDonald’s. Clear the counter? I’m the only one who uses it anyway. Clean up? It can wait until 30 minutes before she gets back. Go to bed? Might as well let the kids stay up so they fall asleep faster. Do something productive? Now’s the chance to play video games. Take a shower? The kids don’t care how I smell. Brush my teeth? Well, maybe I should.