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A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school and he didn't want his mother to walk with him. She wanted to know that he was safe, yet give him the feeling that he had independence.

So she had an idea how to handle it. She asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance so he wouldn't notice her. The neighbor said since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to exercise, so she agreed.

The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor girl he knew. She did this the whole week.

As the two in front walked and chatted, Timmy's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week. Finally Timmy's friend said to him "Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?"

Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yeah, I know who she is." So the little girl said, "Well, who is she?"

"That's just Shirley Goodnest," Timmy...

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