Kids are back in school. How are the parents feeling?
For Braunger’s friend, Maggie DeMello of Alexandria, Va., sending her own sons, ages 11 and 13, back to school in late August, was “glorious. It’s been so long that there’s been constant noise in the house, and now that they’re both in school full-time, it’s like ‘Why is it so quiet? What are they doing? Oh, that’s right! There’s no one here!’ ”