Friday, September 29, 2006

Just so happens

The one day, ONE day, that Sam and I decide that he will get off the bus all by himself while I stand at the door, is the one day that the bus completely drives by the house. With him on the it. I could see him sitting in there, looking out the window to see if I was standing waiting for him. Down the road the bus went. LONG gone. Out of sight. I called Ed and said, "It's not a good thing when the bus drives right by with our son on board". I called the bus garage and they were actually on the radio with the bus driver. She turned around and I saw them pass our house again. So out I went. To make sure she knew right where to stop. She stopped at the private drive before our house and I could see that Sam told her it was the next driveway, as she pointed to me, standing there waiting.

No apologies, nothing. But I didn't care. I just wanted my son off the bus. Where I could make sure he was ok. He was steaming mad. At me. For waiting for him. By the time we got to the steps he was in tears and I asked him if he was scared and he just started sobbing. Still mad at me for waiting, but I knew he was scared. Of course explaining that I WAS standing at the door waiting for him when he was supposed to get off, didn't matter one bit. I said we'd try again on Monday.

I pick the one day the sub bus driver starts. Thought it was yesterday. Guess I was wrong.


Carbon said...

OH NO!!!!

Disappointment for both of you. Well, I'm sure Monday will go effortlessly :) One can only hope.

anne said...

I can't imagine. I can just see him stomping up the driveway trying to keep it all in. And you're just relieved that the bus finally stopped! How crazy is all that!?

Jean said...

One can really only hope Maki!

You described it acurately Anne. To the tee! If I'm the one he takes it out on, I can handle it. At least while he's smaller than me. :)

heather said...

Oh, man! I'm sorry, but the irony of this situation is prety funny...maybe you'll laugh some day. Poor Sam. And poor you for having to take it from him... Hopefully things will go better today. :)

Kristybeth said...

I guess we all have our days. Glad you got your son back. :) I don't want to be one cousin short. hehe. Hope your day is better then yesterday. Love you bunches!

Jean said...

It is funny now. And a great story I'll be able to tell when he's older. Maybe to his kindergartener some day. :)

Monday and yesterday were much better. He ran all the way up the driveway with a smile on his face.

Thanks Kristen. You're so sweet. :)

Hillary said...

Oh no! Poor kiddo. Trying SO hard to exert his independence! Glad the last few days went better!