How Did I Do That?

I’m not quite sure how I managed to create the chaos that I did yesterday…but when I went back to pick up the boys from the leadership conference, I parked where I thought the teacher said to park. Across the street from the high school.

Right at 2:30, I saw a large clump of high schoolers mill out of the gym and stand at a corner. My son called to ask where I was, so I told him I was across the street, where I was pretty sure I was supposed to be…but I would drive over to where he was. I assumed I must have made a mistake.

But no…I hadn’t!

The large clump of students started to head across the street. My son called again to tell me to wait…but I couldn’t, because a long line of mothers in cars saw me and followed me.

Pretty soon, the clump of students froze in confusion, the mothers were doing U-turns and creating traffic jams, the Leadership teacher looked as if she needed two Advil and a hot bath. To add to the drama, some seagulls started swooping and divebombing the clump of kids.
The girls, worried about their hair, yelled, “Take cover!!!!”

Took a little longer to get the boys into the car and back to school than I had expected.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    Well, you just proved that your boy who went to the Leadership conference has a mom who’s a leader as well!!