. . . to homeschool:
When a crossing guard isn't available.
We were going to meet a friend at the park and I had to drive through several school zones. (Why I decided to plan our playdate when the schools were letting out, I have no idea.) Driving down a six lane thoroughfare, I saw kids looking or not looking and making mad dashes across the busy street. Scared me to death to think of my own kids walking home from school totally on their own. There was a little boy, smaller than Chloe (so 7 years old tops) riding his tiny little bike across 6 lanes of traffic. He wasn't at an intersection.