As it turned out, he had to go with Mark to a class because there was no one here in the afternoon to take care of him. Jack was out with Raph and Léon for the afternoon. Sam was in class. And I had a class and end-of-1st-grading-period meetings with Jack's teachers. I don't think he suffered too much--spending time with Dad in any form is never a hardship for this kid.
I loved the way he looked, the early sun streaming through the patio doors framing his sweet face. I said, "Stay right there. Don't move!" and then asked Mark to fetch me my camera.
Just a little sidenote: he's sitting on our "new" chair that he and I spotted and scavenged from someone's front yard which had a sign taped on it "à donner"! There's not a stain or rip in sight, and it is the perfect replacement for our big brown chair that got a hole in in its seat this summer and had continued to tear at an alarming rate. We are grateful!