On a brighter note, at the end of our rough morning, I noticed that a little girl we’ll call Lola — who speaks not a word of English — was whispering at story time. She was whispering to someone invisible, sitting in the empty space beside her on the carpet.
Lola has an imaginary friend! (Just like the original Lola, in I Am Too Absolutely Small for school, whose friend has the wonderful name of Soren Lorenson.)
That did put a smile on my face. I’m so glad Lola has “company,” so she won’t feel alone in her big, bewildering school.