It was 56 degrees and sunny on the way to school yesterday; an unusual January morning. Getting the boys out of bed and out the door was a challenge. I'm always surprised at how much a holiday or day off from school can throw off our routine.
At dinner, I got the sense that it been a long day. Abbott told me his teacher found a note in which one kid asked another whether or not they liked a particular person, and stated that they did not like the person in question. It sounds as if his teacher managed the situation well, using it as an example for her second step (conflict resolution) lesson. Abbott was quite indignant and it was hard to redirect his focus from speculating about the author of the note. Cal asked me if I had ever pretended to be sick when I was a kid so that I could stay home from school.
I made vanilla almond rice pudding for dessert - I highly recommend it for a January evening. And these thoughts about absolute and perfect happiness are also excellent for a January day.