As most people know, my daughter has began attending a bricks and mortar school. It's going very well. Well, everything is except the bus schedule.
Now don't think we're just being lazy or are used to sleeping in (we used to stay on a normal school schedule even when she was home in a virtual public school), because that's not it. My daughter's bus driver clearly runs on her own schedule. But that however, was not a bad thing for us just this morning!
The paper the school gave me says 27 minutes after the hour.. I however passed the bus in a panic the first morning because it was 18 minutes after. o.O In a few minutes of thinking "No bus, stop! Come back! You need my kid!" I had decided to stop chasing the bus like a child chasing an ice cream truck, and just take her to the school myself.
And I did just that.
So I decided it would be best if I began getting us to the school bus stop early. Maybe, too early..
Okay, so we now know that the bus driver is NOT going to be there at ten minutes after the hour. Note to self.
A week later, we now get to our stop at fifteen minutes after, and this allows us just a few minutes to wait for the bus to arrive. Yes, this is before and after school.
However this morning, we were warm and cozy in our beds. Aaah! What a nice place to be since mother nature has decided to release her wrath of chilliness on us early this fall.
Ten more minutes, yup we can lay here ten more minutes.
Get up, wake up the kiddos. Turn on the light. Pull the blankets off of the kiddos. Flicker the light. Kiss their foreheads. Wave the blankets over their heads. Five minutes later one is out of bed.
Checks clock.. ten minutes later, the second has finally put her feet over the edge.
After many minutes of persuasion, we leave in a panic because it is now twenty two minutes after and we're all awake racing outside chanting "The bus, the bus!" Lucky for us, she is not there yet.
One morning of panic and lesson well learned- the bus driver gets there early and we should, too. Also, sleeping in is bad- not matter how warm and cozy those beds feel!
Sleep.. ZZzzsnore... Bus is here!