Many people are astounded by how humble the cottage was where J. Robert Oppenheimer, his wife Kitty, toddler Peter and baby Katherine ("Toni") lived. The baby was born on December 7, 1944 in a seven room hospital that had been dubbed “RFD,” for “rural free delivery” due to the high number of births (over 300) that occurred during the Project’s three years.
As the director of the top-secret laboratory at Los Alamos, Oppenheimer was entitled to live in one of the former Los Alamos Ranch School properties. Most of these seven cottages once housed the masters who taught at the school.
At home, Oppenheimer shared in some family responsibilities. Listen to this "Ranger in Your Pocket" vignette where Oppenheimer describes his morning routine, taking Peter to nursery school on the way to work in the Technical Area. (https://www.atomicheritage.org/tour-stop/bathtub-row-0#.X6H6DllOmw4)
Overall, growing up in the Oppenheimer household with brilliant but eccentric parents was not easy. For more on the Oppenheimers, read Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "American Prometheus" by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin.