One of my favorite things about my girls starting kindergarten at our neighborhood school has been the families we are beginning to meet. Take these guys, for example.

jif and jam

This is Jif and his wife, Jam. I’ve gotten to know them so well over the past two months. In fact, we chat it up every morning around 7 am. Or, if I’m really feeling sociable, at 8pm the night before school. Good friends, those two. They have a daughter, Sunmaid.


She’s so cute. And she really wanted a dog for a pet just like my kids. But Jif’s allergic.


They got goldfish instead.