This time of year, when the school year draws to a close, it seems that there are so many people to thank.
There's the science teacher who went above and beyond all year long, and the administration office who let you know when lunch money had been forgotten. All ninety-eight times.
There's the bus driver who circled the block every time you stuck a "one more minute" finger out the door, or when a much-needed orchestra instrument was mistakenly left on the kitchen counter.
There's the art teacher who discovered latent talent, a shy desire, and pushed for growth that could have been overlooked.
And, of course, there's your soccer/baseball/dance/gymnastics/lacrosse carpool drivers, who maintained an intricate transportation schedule, matched only by air traffic controllers.
Here's to everybody who made a successful school year and for a long, relaxing summer!