Above: Left Bank Books, Pike Place Market, end of day.
My take-away message from this day, thrice reinforced: let people surprise you. Don't worry so much about that looming, likely-to-be negative interaction -- it might be fine. Or about your kids' ability to handle something on their own. They are up for the challenge. And definitely say no when it's the thing to do -- you might not get the reaction you think you will.
Another good message: your time is limited... made my heart ache.
Take care. xo