If your kids had good teachers this year (which I will wager 99.9% of you will have to answer "yes"), don't forget to thank them. And don't forget to thank the bus drivers too--they busted their humps all year to take your precious cargo safely through rush hour traffic and bad weather and usually get the short end of the stick in thank yous. And then there are the bus aides on the little kiddo busses. And the teaching assistants, the school nurse, the janitors, the school secretary who never judges you for calling too much or being late with all that damn paperwork, the lunchroom staff, the principal. In Toe's case there are also a whole host of other speacialists and therapeutic professionals.
Dang, it really does take a village. Appreciate the villagers for all they've done! Throw the villagers a parade if you can, or at least write a thoughtful note.
Claire-E-Claire and Tanya, you will always have a special place in our hearts! Look for Tovi and Ruby-Roo to be harassing you with their affections for a long, long time to come!