The kids walk themselves to school these days. We only started this five or six weeks ago, and it still involves me seeing them across the big main road, but after that they navigate the back roads on their own.
Son has been to visit senior schools over the last few days and I have taken him in late, after the meetings, so today it was a case of 'back to normal' with me kissing them goodbye at the crossing. He was none too pleased with that and wanted me to walk them all the way to school.
We kissed, we hugged and they waved goodbye as they turned the next corner. I turned to go back across the main road, to home, and the skies opened.
They've got good coats on, but no hats. I made it home looking like a drowned rat for the sake of less than five minutes walk. They, however, should be reaching the school gates at about the time I upload this.
I hope they think its fun - my poor, soggy littluns.