It really does make you slow down. You can only go at your pace, and life then slows down with it, I mean, you just have to allow the time to walk, there are no two ways about it. No chance of putting your foot down on the accelerator, you just walk and chat and shoo them along some more so they won't be late into school.
Maybe every Friday we will do this, walk to school particularly in the good weather and enjoy the surroundings.
The way home though was much harder. End of the day, end of the week, heavy bags full of books, empty lunchboxes, musical instruments, nearly end of term, so more things to carry... Not so pleasurable as the morning walk.
Maybe it would be better to do it this way: Friday morning walk to school, but whisk them home afterwards at the end of the day! They will definitely sleep well tonight, or at least, I will for sure!
Still no news on the car either... Maybe next week will be another week of juggle juggle...