I was walking them to school and back. It's a mile exactly.
Then I went back to work part-time. I'm at work during their school day. I go in as soon as they enter the school building and I get home just in time to get them from school. Most days I can't make it to work in time or to pick them up in time unless I drive direct from school to office and vice versa. Sometimes, though, I manage to park in the driveway and speed walk my tail off to get to school in time so they can walk home. ;) (And sometimes Grandma walks them there and back)
When we were walking, I'd always laugh a wee bit over the family that lives about 6 doors down from the school driveway. Every day as we walked past, the young boy will stand on the driveway saying "Hurry mom! I'm going to be late!" Mom would come running out, hop in the car and go tearing out of the driveway just to pull into the school lot and wait to drop him off. Seriously.
at 2:04 PM on Mar. 3, 2011