The New York area this month has had a string of blue sky days, which I just love. The temperatures are dropping, but I am in total denial about this! I did stop the boys from leaving the house in shorts and polo shirts this morning, noting to them that I would get the Bad Mother Award if I allowed them to get on the bus like this. Of course, this is the same threat that I utter when they tell me they do not need to bring anything for lunch since they are not hungry. I just picture the lunch monitor at my younger son's school telling people, "She may know books, but she forgot the LUNCH!" This is my nightmare.