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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Another milestone reached

It's a sad time for me today as I have found I am not able to drive my son to school on our little pedal tricycle any more. I have enjoyed driving him to school ever since he started, five years ago, but the last few times I have found it affects my heart too much, as there are a couple of steep bridges to cross and his present school is further away than the others have been. So this is another milestone in my life.

I can still drive my tricycle, if there is no-one else on it; I do the household shopping every day and go into the town for any necessities; but driving with a heavy load I will not try any more. So Sanny, our willing and loyal helper, will drive Claude to school and maybe I will go with him. Claude is just a bit too young to negotiate the crowded roads on a bicycle with a heavy school bag ; maybe next year or the year after he will be able to cycle to school.


5 comments:

  1. Seems you and Claude have a different road to travel for now, Malcolm. It will be good if you can at least go along for awhile. I would guess that would make you both happier. I remember when you first made the decision to move Claude to the new school -- the distance from home, was a big question and potential drawback. I hadn't realized that it would turn out to be an issue in quite THIS way. Perhaps none of you did either... I do think you are right. He seems very young to be negotiating the trip alone. I am glad that Sanny is willing and able to help him get to school safely.

    Hugs, sue

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  2. *hugs*

    and what a handsome man :)

    You have done a wonderful thing with Claude for these 5 years...this is simply a new journey....

    take care my friend...

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  3. For sure you will manage to be there beside them while that change is happening... I'm happy you have people to which you can relay to when such event happened.... ;-)

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  4. Yes, either Rose or I will go with Claude to school. Claude could go on a public tricycle (called a pedicab, a descriptive name) that is the standard public transport in this town. But I think it best for the time being if one of us goes with him, Sanny can drive the tricycle with three people and a lot of luggage on board, he's young and strong and enjoys exerting himself to the utmost! Perhaps we will let Claude use a public tricycle sometimes if he wants to, that would be educational too as he is still a bit shyer than most of finding his own way in the world.

    Anissa, you are too complimentary, I fear. But I value you appearances on my blog, your life is very interesting to me.

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  5. I think going to and from school with your children is ideal. I find it opens the door for lots of intersting talks. I know with my kids, we have the best and most open discussion while driving. I guess they feel safer to express their thoughts because mom is busy driving and can't react totally! LOL. I drove my daughter straight thru until she finished high school!

    You know what they say.."When one door closes, another opens." You may not be able to drive Claude, but you can still go with and your arms will be free to give him a big hug! Good luck to both of you on your new journey.

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