Welp, this happened.
Both of the kids started school today, complete with no adorable chalkboard signs written in calligraphy. I guess I'll just have to remember that this was 2013, third grade and kindergarten, Oakdale, no one cried (ok, fine, I cried for just a minute a couple of times), and Bode not only packed a huge lunch but also decided to get a tray because he couldn't resist the allure of the cafeteria food. Obviously, he's a newbie. . . .