At my older daughter's preschool, they ask the kids a question of the day.

Sometimes the questions are yes/no ("Do you like snow?), and sometimes they're more involved ("Do you have plans for the vacation?")

The other morning, the question was, "Can you write a friend's name?" Two of the kids had written "Lucy."

My heart melted. My eyes welled. She has friends! I thought, sniffling. People like her!

Then I realized that, in addition to being well-liked, Lucy also has one of the shortest names of all the girls in her class.

In other family news, finally, somebody explains what my husband does all day long! Thank you, Philadelphia Inquirer!