I missed International Walk-to-School Day because I was driving my daughter to school.
Such are the ironies of being a Patch editor who lives in one of the communities he covers.
Our youngest daughter, a junior at GHS, woke me up at 6:30 a.m. to say I needed to drive her friend to jazz band. Apparently, she (our daughter) "forgot," as Steve Martin used to say in one of his comedy bits very long ago.
So I drove her friend (one of our dear friends) to the high school and realized Wednesday is "doughnut day" in the Nagel household, so I picked up a dozen Dunkin' Donuts and a large cup of coffee while I was on that side of town.
When I got home, it was time to drive my wife to the Metra station for the train to Chicago — so the youngest had to wait a few minutes for our carpool, and I started to realize my chance at getting out in time for IWTS Day was in jeopardy.
I shot the photo you see with this article while we were stopped at the light at State and East Side Drive, figuring I could at least do that for Patch readers and all the wonderful parents and kids who took the time to actually walk to school on International Walk-To-School Day.
And after my beautiful, hard-working wife was dropped off (just made the train), it was back to the high school and the Dean's Office to explain the tardy arrival of our youngest.
Now I'm back home and posting this quickly, because the dog is scratching at the door for his morning walk.
I'll be posting something just as soon as we get back. :)