Yesterday I wanted to get to work about a half hour earlier than usual, so I got to my "L" stop a little bit before 7 am.
Right away I noticed three different dads escorting their kids to school, something I had never seen when I usually ride 30 minutes later.
One dad had three kids, another was with two and
one had a lone boy. Then when I got on a train I saw a big sister high school student who was doting on
her little 7-year-old brother. She gave him a book by Roald Dahl, a big
hug and a kiss on his hatted head.
The dad with three kids of course had his hands full the most. First
he was settling a playful kicking "fight" on the platform between sisters, then trying to tame
the tangly locks of the older girl's hair.
It was all rather sweet.
On the same rail car I also saw at least three more moms with their kids.
But I wonder what it is about 7 am that I saw so many families -- and lots of men! -- going to school and work?