As I was getting my kids settled into daycare this morning, I paused and took a moment to observe the parents around me. Like me, they were rushing around, heels clicking, dress pants swooshing as they tried to hurry their children into slippers, hang jackets in cubbies, and unload lunch bags into mini fridges. They gave crooked smiles as they promised their children they'd see them soon, that they'd have a fun day and would "see mommy soon". I watched a mommy friend as she tried to soothe her toddler. The little girl burst into tears, desperately grasping her mommy's pant leg while screaming "don't go mommyyy". One of the teachers scooped her up and tucked her into a loving embrace while nodding for the mom to go.