This morning my teenage daughter got herself out of bed and fed and off to school on her own, while I gave my first grader a ride to his new school. He finally got into Montessori (there's a wait list.) After I dropped him off, I went to my neighborhood library and started a mural for the toddler room. It's a big elm tree and I used three ladders and three colors to get it going today. It's magnificent and I may paint trees in my own home after this. The new Montessori school gives the kids each a 'job' at school and today my son's job was to do dishes. He loved school so much that when he came home he wanted to show me how he can help. This day is one for the books.