It’s back to school for many across the country this week. Others have already been back for weeks! Buses are a mainstay for many families and can cause some stressful situations.
When my daughter was in kindergarten, she took the bus with the “big kids” (through 6th grade). She waited at the end of our driveway for the bus every morning and would walk home from the corner bus drop off in the afternoon (three houses away).
The third week of school, I watched as the bus went past the bus stop in the afternoon and didn’t stop. My heart sank. Maybe she missed the bus? I knew she didn’t have Girl Scouts that afternoon. I called the school, she wasn’t there. I called the bus company and when they finally got a hold of the bus driver after five minutes on hold, she wasn’t on the bus. I was now terrified! Where was my little girl??
As I was ushering my twin boys into the car to go look for my daughter, two big sixth grade boys walk around the corner with my daughter. I may have cried… The substitute bus driver hadn’t stopped at her stop and she didn’t know what to do. These boys lived a few stops after ours and realized that my daughter missed her stop. They were kind enough to take her off the bus with them and walk her home.
There are plenty of “bad” people out there. That day we were blessed with very good people watching over my daughter. The boys watched out for her the rest of the year.