I *think* I have recovered from going off yesterday. Those of you who know me in real life know that I am prone to boil over now & again especially when things are so blatantly out of whack with the priorities of those supposedly representing us. I used more rough language than I've been trying to, but I honestly didn't edit a thing I wrote...I just wrote it and published it. And, I also e-mailed the Packard Museum. I'll let you know if they choose to reply. Hoping they do; hate to have to call or go visit anytime soon. This morning, I dropped M1 off at her friend, C's, house. C's mom took today off because the school both M1 and C attend was not in session today. Teacher conferences on Wednesday and Thursday mean that the school is closed today. C's mom was nice enough to invite M1 over for a day of fun--playing, visiting a museum, a trip to McDonald's. Wish I didn't have to teach! M2 was along for the drop-off and while C's mom & I chatted, M2 received a little sample of all the fun that M1 would be having today. M2 was NOT impressed when it was time to pack her in to the car and head to the center. She told EVERYONE we saw how she wanted to stay. "I wanna stay wiff my C_____!" Nothing about M1 was mentioned, however, M2 is particularly fond of C and if M1 was staying with C then M2 wanted to be in on it! I suppose we'll be doing more and more of this in the coming months. It's hard to be a sister!