Years ago, when I was Mummy-Taxi, transporting my 3 kids around to their long long list of after-school activities I didn't know where it would all lead.
Middle son (football, cubs, cricket, piano, saxophone, drama who knows what else?)is now a professional musician.
Daughter (brownies, guides, piano, violin, swimming, rookie lifeguard) phoned yesterday.
She's a teaching assistant, working in a play scheme for the summer.
And yesterday - she used the CPR training she learnt in those rookie lifeguard sessions to resuscitate a child until the paramedics arrived.
I'm still shell-shocked - and I wasn't there. Well done baby girl - I'm very very proud of you.