“Do you think you want to try walking to school by yourself now? Or walking home?”
“Why? Do you not want to pick me up any more? Are you busy?”
“No, darling, but we did talk about you wanting to be more independent. I’m just reminding you the option is on the table.”
“Is it inconvenient to come get me?”
“No, angel, not at all. I love walking with you and chatting with you. It’s one of my favourite parts of the day.”
“Me, too. So if you don’t mind, I mean, if it’s not a bother, let’s just keep doing this till I’m in Year 8.”
“OK, no problem.”
And that is my parenting win for this week. My daughter is not ashamed to be seen with me in public. At least twice a day. For the next two years. Boo-ya!