well. we did it. it was a mess, but we did it. marls was excited and up super early and ready to go. as long as dad and i didn't go anywhere. and then she started sobbing. which, of course, did not help me not cry. but the teachers were great and got her calmed down. doodle was a total mess. she hates to not be with her sister. so we came home and had a bowl of ice cream. marls will love school.