“That’s my school!”

There are several ways to get from my house to the interstate and other places, but I often choose the route that takes me by my daughter’s school.

If she is with me, she will usually sit up and point. “That’s my school!”

When I drive by alone during school hours, I like to slow down and see if there are kids playing on the playground. Maybe I will see her.

If it’s night, the school looks very different. If it’s dark, it looks kind of… alone.

But it’s mostly happy place, and I can tell you, I don’t recall ever going to buy my own grade school as a kid and thinking I wanted to be anywhere near it! I’m very proud that my daughter enjoys school and has so many friends there, and loves attending. I had friends, but as far as attending? Well, no. I didn’t dislike school, but I certainly didn’t like it. It was something that had to be done and so I did it. I enjoyed high school a lot, and I probably enjoyed college too much, but that’s a story for a different time.

So as I venture forth today, there’s a chill in the air and there are Christmas songs on the radio, and I am probably driving by my daughter school.

I will slow down in peek at the playground. Maybe I will see her.

In a few years, she won’t go there anymore, and a few years after that she will be off to college, probably nowhere near here.

At that time, it might still be fun to drive by her old grade school and peek at the playground and see the kids playing. It will bring back many fond memories and possibly a tear.

In fact, I’ll be disappointed if it doesn’t.

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

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