On Thursdays I take Ryan to school. Jonathan takes him all the other mornings, but on Thursdays Jonathan leaves early and meets a friend for breakfast and book discussion, leaving me, Dylan and Lauryn with drop-off duty.
As I was sitting in the van in the drop-off line today, I noticed that, like me, 99% of the moms in that line had their hair in a messy ponytail, and were hiding behind huge sunglasses.
I wonder if they were also still wearing their pajamas, praying “Dear Lord, please let nothing happen that would necessitate me getting out of this van. And since my younger children are wearing only the T-shirts and underwear they slept in, it would be great if they didn’t have to venture out either. Oh, and help my older child have a great day at school. Amen.”