An ode to crosswalk attendants
“Can you do the school run?” this week
Quietly asked my tired daughter-in-law I eagerly nodded my consent (What have I let myself in for?).
Children to be taken and collected, for school
Whether hail-rain-or sun
Some enthusiastic, some grumbly, some sleepy (Car rides can be such fun!). Parking can often cause a headache I think we’ll all agree But crosswalk attendants are there To help us cross the road safely. North West Coastal Highway (in particular)
Can cause a brow to blanche with fear
And two wonderful crosswalk ladies
Are on duty every school day of the year.
I think of all the mums and dads
Who do school runs every day
Lovingly caring for their children In this special family way! I think of all crosswalk attendants
Their responsibilities — their duty of care
Their cheery smiles and friendly words
God bless them everywhere.
With flags unfurled they face the world And bravely stop the traffic In our eyes you are angels in disguise
And we think you are terrific!
By a grateful grandmother,