Usually, my husband takes our eldest to school, but on Wednesdays I get to, with all the kids aboard for the ride. Well, once I’ve tried to set a tone for the day by keeping us on schedule and not getting harried, attempted to feed their bellies with fuel not junk, and prayed over their day on the car ride to Big Bro’s campus, there is only one thing left to do…
…Let them stand on my center console and stick their heads out the sunroof. Big’s school has a nice long circle drive where we do drop-off in the mornings, so once we are in the parking lot drive, I let the boys unfasten their seatbelts. If you could see the joy on those kids’ faces at this simple pleasure, you might be tempted to stick your head out the roof yourself.
I think they partly love the looks and smiles they get from those who see those crazy CampClem kids sticking out of the roof of my minivan. Whatever the appeal, it’s a small and simple way to launch Big Bro well. You see, when we take our kids to school in the morning, we are not just dropping them off, but we are launching them, hopefully in a good direction, hopefully toward a wonderful day.
It’s a small thing. It’s an easy thing. It’s even free. But it starts his walk into school off on a great foot. And I’m down with that.
So, what do you do to launch your kids well each morning? Do tell!