So we decided Meg didn't need to walk. This is a grey area as officially the kids walk every day. Unofficially the 1st grade teachers told us at the first home visit that the little kids are not great at using umbrellas yet (well using them to keep dry anyway) and if we could get them to school dry that would be great. So, the car it is.
Anyway, usually the big girls (Meg and her frienenmy up the road) go in the car together with K or frienemy's dad and then I take Amy up later.
Not today though. Today Amy was ready extra early and extra keen to go with the big girls. So K took all three of them and promised to do the school kids first so Amy could see the school.
Stopped outside the school (brazen K, I hide around the corner when I do the drop off) and K said goodbye.
Luckily K looked behind him when he heard the third goodbye as- yup- Amy had disembarked as well. By the time he cut the engine and got around that side of the car she was already down the stairs and across the courtyard and was surrounded by 1st graders in the genkan of the school basking in the attention and about to take her shoes off.
She was wearing her distinctive yellow bag and red hat while the school kids have navy bags and whatever hat they like so she was easy enough to extract but was all wide eyed indignation at being hussled back into the van. "But I wanted to go to schooooool!"
Only a year and a half to go honey...