Last weekend, The Girl and her karate class were a part of the North Delta Family Day. This was big news for the Dojo, just because it’s free advertising. But, for the Girl it presented that key ingredient to childhood: something to look forward to. The night before, she told me that she couldn’t sleep, because she was so excited that she’d get to walk in the parade.
So, the next morning we hightailed it to the high school on 112th street in North Delta, where the troops were rallied.
And, soon the parade was on!
We marched, a little raggedly, for a few blocks while the crowds looked on in their deck chairs. The parents were invited to march too, I think mostly to serve as cattle drivers.
She was looking forward, I think, to seeing her Mum in the crowd. Once she had, she turned to me: “When is this going to be over?”
Fair enough. It was a long way to walk. But, the kids had fun, including the Girl.