Hopefully something most, if not all, parents can relate to…..
“As we move gently through the motionless morning, there are only a few in the distant, whizzing down the road to squeeze into an intersection of leaves and bushes.
We then move swiftly down a two-way path which really is designed for one-way traffic, rocky and bumpy in nature, with my wheels taking all the punishment.
On exiting the narrow (not designed for two-way) path there in-front lies a vast expanse that looks like a scene from 300, there’s no rules here, park where you want, in what direction you want, it’s probably the only place where you won’t pick up a parking ticket – road rage is a normal occurrence.
As we float down the hill I have that feeling in my stomach that I may become a victim of the road rage or maybe trigger myself. If insurance was applicable to these vehicles then I would have surely put my insurance company out of business.
We are fast approaching the bottleneck, the place where bumps and crashes are a certainty; we weave left, then right, apply the brakes, raise the front, onto the mud pud and back again.
As I look to my side, I can see others, weaving around, some smiling, but mostly looking stressed, in a hurry like they are being chased by a pack of hungry wolves.
Finally we get to our destination…..I kneel down and kiss my son good-bye, tell him to have a great day at school…..turn around and look at the task ahead, it looks like a Bank Holiday weekend in-front of me, what’s worse than the M25 I say……the school playground”.