A conversation yesterday morning on the subway:
Sebastian: Mommy, where did you eat lunch when you were a kid? Did you eat at daycare?
Me: No honey. I went home for lunch.
Sebastian: Oh lucky! Did your mom pick you up?
Me: No, I walked by myself, or with friends. Even in kindergarten, some kids walked home by themselves.
Daniel and Sebastian: (shocked looks)
Daniel: We’re not even allowed to leave school without a parent until we’re in grade five!
Me: Yes, a lot has changed since I was little. I remember that we used to walk home without their parents all the time when I was a kid.
Sebastian: Did you have to cross any big streets? With streetlights?
Me: No. I was lucky. I only had to walk about four blocks. But I did have to look both ways before crossing, of course.
Eavesdropping Older Lady: Just in case of horses and buggies…