My friend is ‘that nice lady’ who drives the kids safely to and from school near Ottawa each day. After the chaos of yesterday, traffic was naturally busy. This is how she not only keeps ‘her’ kids safe but feeling secure and happy. We’re lucky to have Canadian’s like her. On her Facebook page she wrote:
“…so according to Google Maps it is a 2 minute drive along the 2.6 km stretch of Old Montreal Rd between Frank Kenny & Quigley Hill. Except today. Today is was 1 hr and 15 minutes.
BUT…. it was a warm & sunny Fall day. Not a cold, slippery blizzard. So we did the only thing we could do. We turned up the radio and had a dance party
Whenever we had to opportunity to move ahead a few feet I would yell FREEZE! and the kids would sit like statues until we stopped again and I said DANCE! The kids went nuts!! (forgetting they were hungry, cranky & had to pee, lol)
The people in the car ahead of us were laughing and started seat dancing too
When we were on our way and finally got to the first stop Dad was outside offering granola bars and the washroom. (luckily we were all still ok) At another stop Mom ran out with a double double for me And at the last stop the whole family was out cheering and clapping
The BEST part was the 1 girl on that run who is so quiet and barely ever makes eye contact. She came running up to me and screamed YOU are the BEST bus driver EVER!
Thank you, thank you very much. My heart feels better now
Special thanks to Lynnette & Stryker for meeting me at the dark & scary yard when I finally got back at 6:45 “