This morning went off without a hitch! Rachael was antsy and ready to go. Mike and I had a few sniffles. (The rest of mine are pent up in the pit of my stomach.) Zoë was a massive wreck. She wanted to go on the bus with Rachael so badly. So we sang to her the Daniel Tiger song that Rachael will come back. (PBS has raised my children so well.) And when that didn’t work, I promised her we’d go get her own backpack. She’s been stealing Rachael’s and pretending to go to school. Once again, bribery saves the day!