My DD has been in school for several weeks now and has been wanting to ride the bus. I can drive her, no problem as I am a SAHM. I have 3 other kiddos so I load up a 2, 3, 4, & 5 y/o and total the trip takes about 25 minutes.
Where we live it is starting to get cold and will snow soon. I dread the thought of having to bundle up the kiddos to take her to school. The bus goes by our house so it is an option for her to ride it. She WANTS to ride it!
I talked to her teacher about it and also the guy in charge of busing the kids. She wouldn't have to change buses. But the thing is is she would get picked up an hr before school starts and won't get home until an hr after school (about 45 minutes later than if I were to pick her up). I don't think she would ride all the time, but frequently.
We are going to try it tomorrow. It makes me so nervous w/ her being so young! And makes me feel lazy for my excuses for her TO ride.
Answer by jbond83 at 11:52 AM on Oct. 26, 2010
Answer by gramsmom at 11:53 AM on Oct. 26, 2010
Answer by txdaniella at 11:53 AM on Oct. 26, 2010
I'm a SAHM and my kids ride the bus and I don't feel guilty or lazy. That's what the buses are for--to get kids to school.
My kids are in 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades. They leave for the bus at 8am (by choice), the bus picks them up at 8:24am. School starts at 9am (they eat breakfast at school). School gets out at 3:30pm and they get home around 4pm. When my 4yo starts kindergarten next year she'll ride the bus, too. She can't wait. I never did anything to prepare any of them (my oldest also rode the bus in kindergarten and 1st grade). I just told them to behave and listen to the driver and if they got kicked off the bus they'd have to walk the 2 miles to school because I don't have a car.
Answer by justanotherjen at 12:25 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
Answer by DivaDynamite at 2:21 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
Answer by Peajewel at 7:28 PM on Oct. 31, 2010