Before I tell you what made me smile – no, laugh out loud — this past week, I have to show you the activity schedule for Addie, Alastair, Dagny, and Magnolia this Christmas season.
Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30pm-DTM choir performance at Southmoor
Thursday, December 11th at 6:30pm-AGM choir performance at Hamilton
Sunday, December 14th at 9am and 11am all 4 children sing at Wellshire
Wednesday, December 17th at 2:30 pm and 6pm-DTM 3rd grade performance at Southmoor
Wednesday, December 17th at 6:15pm-AGM band performance at Hamilton
Sunday, December 21st at 6pm-all 4 children in the living nativity at Wellshire
When you have four kids, the family is on the GO!
Now for my story. First, some context. Addie gets up every school day at 6 a.m., dresses, eats breakfast, and walks the block or so to the bus stop, where she catches a school bus at 6:45. Rain or shine.
So, Thursday night I was riding in the van with the whole family, minus Addie who was already up at school as it was her concert we were going to see. Alastair and Dagny were in the back seats, Magnolia and I were in the middle seats, Dave was in front with Jll, who was driving.
Here’s the conversation…
Dagny: Mommy, how far away is Addie’s school?
Jll: not too far, about 5 minutes away.
Dagny: Why does Addie take a bus to school?
Jll: (who always give thorough answers to the kids’ questions): Well, Dagny, I’m sure Denver Public School has done an analysis about how far away kids live and how many dangerous intersections they would have to cross when they determine who is eligible to ride the bus.
Dagny: Mommy, why don’t you drive her to school?
Jll: Well, you see Dagny, when kids get a little older, they like to have a bit more independence. Addie just feels like now that she’s 11, she can….
Alastair, interrupting his mom: Because Mom doesn’t want to have to get in the car at 6:15 every morning and take her to school.
Have a great weekend.