The School Run

Is it time to pick up the girls
from school ? time to park on the
school road ? Wait for them  to
swerve out of the river of children
streaming along the footpath, climb
into the car ? to little brother’s joy ?

Each afternoon little brother is
so excited waiting to go to
school, getting under Mum’s feet,
urging her on as she gets ready
to leave. He eagerly climbs into
his car seat to be buckled in.

They drive down the hill, weave
through road islands, road lanes
and arrows across the busy highway
that streams with traffic
cutting between home and school.
On down the side streets to wait
in the road near the school.

Once the girls are buckled into
their car seats its off home for
much needed afternoon tea
before carrying on to dancing
and swimming lessons, horse
riding classes. High points of
the busy school girl’s day.

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The School Run

10 thoughts on “The School Run

  1. When a boy in 1950’s, my father used to have a 4-seater sedan of various makes. My father, never picked us up from school … never. Though we rode in the car all the time. My sister and I in the rear. No seat belts, no car seats, no booster seats. There were no plastic booster seats, likely in the world, anyway.?.. Cheers Jamie

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    1. We walked to and from school back in the 1950’s. But traffic is much worse today. Their nearest school is across a very busy main road with no controlled crossings within any useful distance.

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      1. Yup, we too. Everyone did. That was society. Life did not revolve around using vehicles for that type of chore. We all walked, some cycled. In London, the roads were spacious and Dad could park within reason, where he liked… ? Society has changed. Will we see it revert? Likely not? Cheers J.

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  2. Hi actually I think it’s the ultimate high point of the day for the little brother… I can just envision how he geared up everyday for this trip…I even remember doing this as a kid. Except my mom would walk us all to the neighborhood school to pick up my older brothers…

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      1. Oh yes, definitely. He finds life very quiet with Dad and the girls out of the house for the day. Even though he goes to his preschoolers’ music group one morning a week and preschool another morning. And Grandpa and Nana each have him for one morning a week !!

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