Saturday, August 30, 2008

My First Bus Experience

I thought I could avoid it. I had looked forward to dropping off and picking up my oldest from public school and asking him the ever so important question, "How was your day?!?!"

Well, ever since my son saw that the bus actually drove by his house, he has been begging to ride it to school. I stay at home, what else was I good for than meeting his transportation needs? After much internal debate, I realized it was for my own selfish needs as a mother that I didn't wasnt him riding the bus.

We met his teacher and saw the crowds of parents I would actually be avoiding by letting him ride the bus, but I wasn't totally sold on this bus idea. So at 6:15 A.M. (fifteen nintues earlier than necessary) I was met by my son on the first day of school. I had to take his first day of school picture in the dark. I had to watch him run in a full sprint to the bus to get on with not even so much as a goodbye.

Yes, know this is his first day but boy was I not prepared for the way it hit me. After five days of this great routine and one day of pickup, I now realize that this bus thing is just as much fun for me as it is him. I think there was one day that I never left the house.

By the way, his bus experience was great and when given a choice between me and the bus his choice is the bus. I guess I will fulfill other important shoes besides transportation provider for now!


themac's said...

He is SO big now!!! I haven't met a single kid yet that doesn't want to ride the bus...Maddie has been wanting to for a year now.