Fresh on the heels of his first birthday, Avett started school this morning. J had been going with him for a few hours a day last week to get him settled. Today we went in together. Avett couldn’t wait to get into all the toys and books and play with the other kids. I had expected J to be a little sad, but I have to admit that I got a little misty watching him walk away to play with the kids.

That night — with A going to bed at 7:30 — we launched into the 4th season of Breaking Bad. I had talked a little with my brother about it, since he and Diane had torn through seasons 1-5 over winter break, but had also forgotten how delightfully put together show it is.