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I do not understand why so many young people seem to have lost the use of their legs? Each school day means that these children who cannot use their legs are blocking up the roads for those of us who need to use them.
I have sat in my car behind a mummy in a 4x4 smiling and waving as she let all of her friends out to turn right in front of her as they had just dropped off their legless offspring at school. The lady who I needed to give insulin to obviously is less important than these immobile children?
Another lack these children have is the ability to wear a coat and hat,I see parents driving their child right up to the door because it is raining. I wonder if we should start a charity for them so we can help these poor wee things to keep their heads dry on their short walk to school?
Is it such a distant memory of the time when we used to walk to school, took us 20 minutes, but we had time for talking about stinky Stuart, lighting up our cigarettes and thinking up excuses for the homework we have not done, (all good practice for the office.)
Whilst walking my own offspring to school, I regularly passed a lady who tottered out on spikes to her car, bundled the legless children in and then dropped them at the gates just about the same I got there with mine. Then I know there is so little time, exercise is so important for Mummy, so a quick run to school in the car, drop off at the gates so that she has time to go to the gym for her daily exercise...am I missing something?
And then I forget for the legless children there is the "quality time," which can be spent listening to the soothing music from classic radio specially chosen from those legless school run children, while Mummy, or Daddy sits patiently in the traffic jams created. Plenty of time then to discuss the nuances of their music and how well they are getting on with their teacher.
I had a revolutionary idea the other day as I was sat in the 4x4 jam, you know if these parents walked with their children to school, building the muscles would take time but be very good for future health, the parents could step up the pace on the way back, save some money on the gym as well as keeping fit and trim.
They could also spend quality time talking with their offspring about the same things, point out the same things to look at, and also get rid of their 4x4's! So their children would grow legs, the carbon footprint would shrink and I could get to my patients!