Well I've done it and now it's started it seems to have developed a life of its own! Independence that is.
On Thursday DS1 and friend got bus all the way to new school, had a hot choc, and then got the bus all the way back. Three hours in all (hour each way and an hour's wait in the middle for the return bus). When he got back to the bus stop he elected to walk the mile home instead of me picking him up! (We just felt he had to do a trial run before September.)
This morning he wanted a magazine and our nearest shop is a mile away so he asked to walk there and back. That's where he is now.
Really proud of him (and me for that matter) but feel a bit odd..... Is this unusual, am I being too lax? Am I breaking some age old law I don't know about? Remember this is the child who, until now, has had to be taken everywhere because of where we live and the appalling bus services.
Why don't they come with instruction books!!!