In October 2021, we moved houses three streets away. Previously it was a 10-minute walk to school and now it’s a 15-minute walk to school from home. For the first couple of days, my son was moaning about the extra walk and how he felt ‘tired’ due to the long walk. My initial thoughts were similar. It’s human tendency to think this way. We are happy when something is made easier for us, and conversely become unhappy if anything needs more effort.
School pick-ups and drop-offs started to seem like a task. Sometimes, I’m delighted when my husband offers to do the school pick-up or drop-off. It feels as if one of your to-do items got ticked off your list without any effort! However, walking to school is so much more than a mere task of picking up and dropping off.