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Meghan Cox Gurdon: Mom and daughter fall into the doughnut hole

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In retrospect, the doughnuts were a bad idea. Like other things that at the time seem reasonable -- one more straw on the camel's back, a wafer-thin mint -- the doughnuts turned what should have been a day of serene domesticity into a fat-spattered race against time. Our youngest daughter, suffering from allergies, had stayed home from school. She and I had appointments and errands scattered...

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