On the first day of school, after all of that preparation and shopping, two of my kids did not make their bus. I hate it when I think I’m prepared and the execution goes oh so wrong. There were several things outside of my control, but it still felt sucky. I didn’t let it deter me though. I made sure Little A and Max got ready, waited for Nat to catch his bus and then we were off. Maybe I’m getting better at handling surprises of the unpleasant variety. Like this morning when I had a discussion that came out of nowhere and completely undermined a lot of hard work I’ve been doing lately. I just took the positive aspect of the conversation (that there were some things I needed to know) and let go of the rest. Now the real trick is going to be allowing that stuff to remain in the let go column.