Yesterday was National Walk to School Day!! It was a rewarding and fun activity to do with my 2nd grader. It was a warm, yet misty and foggy morning, so we put on our rain gear and headed out. The leaves are just about at peak, and there is something beautiful about being out in the early morning. The baby looked around as we walked and my 7 year old talked the entire way. I am not sure how kids at this age have so much to say!?! But it was fun to listen to.
We met a crowd, also walking to the school at a designated spot. They passed out fancy orange vests to the mothers walking. As I put mine on, all the mothers said “OH! you have a fancy one, its different from ours!” Low and behold, IT WAS ON BACKWARDS!! Only me =)
We had a police officer help direct traffic down a road with no sidewalks. And the kids paired up with their umbrellas and skipped the whole way. Then the kids recieved treats at school who participated, stickers and flashing reflectors for their bikes, book marks and a pencil!
It was a wonderful event that brought our neiborhood together. I enjoyed an extra hour of my day with my daugters, and got soggy feet in the process! Not many people know about this day, luckily we have someone in the school district that makes it possible! I encourage anyone interested to get their school districts involved next Oct 3rd!! Learn more about registration here: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/