Saving children

Saving children

I thought I should start with my own. Taking my 4 year old to school on the back of my bike. We turn to go up the curb and the hill slopes to my right. My right foot sticks in the bike stirrup and we start to topple down hill. Franticly I wiggle the foot free as 30 or so kilograms starts rotating and the front wheel whips up to face the sky. Planting foot on pavement my body does a 90 degree twist to keep my boy from hitting the deck. And I do it. He is saved. My back on the other hand, is not. My back has rotated but my body has not overall, moved. Sore back and visit to my physio. Thanks Steve.

This is what I have learned. And you must remember that I am basically an idiot. I know quite a lot about very little but not very much about almost everything else. I learned that children just expect to be saved. For them it is no big deal. So for me, while it was a gut-wrenching, nerve-racking, back-breaking near catastrophe experience…for my son it was just another day at pre-school. No big event at all. I just did what I should do and what was expected of me. What a great job I have. Him too.

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