Friday, May 18, 2007

Walking to School

On nice days in the fall and spring, we choose to walk to school. Today was cool, so everyone needed a light jacket or sweater...but the sun was shining brilliantly! Who could complain? Occasionally our neighbors join us. This morning the little boy and girl from next door walked with us.

We always take the dog along. He feels that it is his personal responsibility to deliver the children safely to school. After we walk them to the door and we say good-bye and the kids go in, Sherman always looks up at me and I say, "You did a very good job." And then I pat him on the head and we go merrily on our way home.

Here's Irene, the crossing guard. She knows my dog by name (but not my kids) and he is always happy to see her.

She's always pretty cheerful...even on the more frigid days.

9 comments:

Rachel said...

I wish we lived close enough to the school for the boys to walk. I loved walking to school.

Mellimouse said...

I used to walk to school at our old house. I passed Irene, too, and I agree, she was always very cheerful!

Priscilla said...

I remember seeing you walk to school, Mellimouse.

gmjlm2 said...

I love your town! How cool, know your neighbors, walks to school and know the crossing guard's name!

Gudl said...

Oh yeah...memories...it is a nice thing to walk to school!Nice photos.

Martha said...

I rather like living in a small town too. Here in the country we don't see too many people but when we lived in town we did those kinds of things. Misty (our dog) used to follow us up to the library and then wait outside.

Patch said...

Yes you did a good job, Sherman !
I may never accompany the kids to school... :-(

Tracy said...

How many blocks is it to school?

Priscilla said...

It is about 4 or 5.