Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A New Hero

I have a new hero today.  She's not replacing my other ones.  She's just joining good company.

My new hero is my daughter's school principal!  And, boy did she impress me today!!!

For those of you who are new to my blog, I live in the Tampa, Florida area.  While it has never officially reached 100 degrees here, it is very hot and humid from May through September and into October.  Today, it was 93 with high humidity when I went to pick up Ilaria from school.

As always, I arrived early enough to actually be in the school parking lot rather than waiting on the street.  Unfortunately, the heat was too much for my husband's battery in his Jeep.  Yep, when it came time to pull forward to pick up our daughter, the Jeep wouldn't start. 

The kind man in front of me tried to jump it--to no avail.  So, plan B was to walk home and wait for the hubby to get home from work (he takes the bus) so we could go buy a new battery.  Yet, I wasn't sure the school's parking lot would still be open by then since they lock it at night.

Wouldn't you know it, the first employee we came across was the principal.  Not only was she nice and helpful; she drove us home!!!  Yet, the story doesn't end here.

The funniest part of it was that while she was driving, we were chatting about the drivers around the school and the children going home.  Low and behold, we came upon the two kids who scare me on a regular basis. 

There are two brothers here who not only don't wear bicycle helmets (a law in this state), they don't use common sense when it comes to their own safety.  Among other things, the oldest of the two (a 3rd grader this year) would play chicken with my truck.

When I told her this, she followed them home to take care of business.

Yep, I definitely have a new hero!

Until next time, Happy Creative Time!


Julie said...

What a wonderful principal! Talk about going above and beyond. Our principals must have always been "too busy" to come out of their offices.

Anna said...

How awesome!!! So wonderful to know someone like that is taking care of your children for most of the day. Sorry about your battery tho.

pam said...

How awesome! Even though it was because of a dead battery, God always has something to tell us. What a wonderful principal!

Barracudasue said...

Just goes to renew our faith in our fellow human beings! There ARE GOOD people out there! Praise God you found one of them!