Living my new normal

an interesting first day

  • Oh wow.  I would be so upset at that bus driver.  It sounds like she doesn't take her job nearly seriously enough.  I agree with you that she needs to be more aware of where kids are supposed to be and whether there are parents around to keep those kids safe.  Honestly, I think I'd have to call the school to talk about this incident.  So scary!  Poor you and poor baby.

    I know the year will get easier but I'm so sorry you had to go through this on his first day.

    Thinking of you,


  • Nicki,

    I'm so sorry to hear that you all had this happen at all, let alone the first day of school.  I can't imagine how scary and upsetting that must have been for you.  I hope that the school/transportation department will work with you to make sure that C and all the other children that ride buses get home safely.

    Lots of good wishes that today and this week are better.



  • I would go crazy!   I agree with Tommie I would have called the school.  I hope you get it all straightened out and that you are able to have a peaceful fix to all this!


  • Holy cow! I'd be in hot pursuit of the school transportation department and the bus company if that happened to Kaelin. I can't believe that the bus driver would let C -- or any child off -- at the wrong stop. And how perceptive were the other little ones to holler to the driver that C was let off at the wrong stop. Does C and other kinder students wear lanyards with name and bus stop on it? Ours do.

    We're having our own bus issues on this end -- a 50-minute late dropoff on the first day. And no teacher on the bus the first day, as was promised.

    I hope these issues resolve quickly and the school year progresses more smoothly.


  • I would have had words with the bus driver. I'm proud of you for taking up the issues you noted with the school district rather than stewing silently. Go mama!!!!

    When we lived in Fairfax, I noticed all the people who illegally ran past a stopped school bus and wondered what was so important that they dismissed the safety of children. I am so glad you didn't encounter one of those jerks during the bus snafu.

    I think it's sweet your husband took the day off and you guys went out to lunch together.

    Hopefully, things will fall into place so the school year will go easier.

    Congrats on making it through the first day!