Ever since Ed and I decided to renovate our house, I've been trying to figure out what the kids will do during the day. A while back, I registered Connor and Helen for a cooperative playgroup and praise be to the coop gods, Connor got in a group for 2-4 year olds and he got a coveted "sibling spot", which means Helen can go with him. This means two days each week, the kids have a place to play for a couple of hours before naptime. But the real beauty? The coop is in the same building as my pottery studio. Yippee on all fronts!