My car broke down on the way to pick up the older boys from the bus stop last week. I called in the calvalry: two great aunts to pick them up and one father-in-law and a cousin-in-law to save me and the car.
The boys had to wait for about half an hour at their stop and it all could have easily turned to custard. They waited for around 10-15 minutes then the older decided it was time to walk to their ‘safe’ house (a friend of mine lives on the same road). The middle one wanted to wait at the bus stop. In the end the middle one conceded and they began to walk TOGETHER. They were about half way there when the aunts picked them up.
So pleased they didn’t panic.
So pleased they waited.
So pleased they stuck together.
So pleased we had a plan for if I didn’t turn up.
So pleased they thought for themselves.
So pleased they discussed their options.
So pleased trusted themselves and each other to work out what to do.
(And thanks to Barb, Carol, Jos and Wayne!)