Here is an example of why the world (read: my family) needs stay-at-home moms (or dads). And also an example of how, apparently, each school year there is going to be some crazy school-schedule aberration that creates complications in the drop-off, pick-up, bus stop, and/or childcare routine.
I just received an e-mail from Julia's elementary school principal reminding parents that this year, the school is switching to a new schedule wherein it begins one hour late every Wednesday, for teacher education. Unfortunately, this year Genevieve is in nursery school on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
So, starting on Julia's SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL and Genevieve's PRESCHOOL ORIENTATION DAY (have I mentioned that Genevieve has separation anxiety and therefore her orientation day will be crucial?), I am supposed to be both waiting at the bus stop with Julia AND taking Genevieve into nursery school at the very same time. REPEAT EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.