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People who own cars just don't get it!

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4 days a week I get up early and take my son to preschool in the town below us. We get on the bus at 6:35 am and get to town at 7 and wait in a nearby grocery store until just before school starts at 8. My son goes to Head Start and every day when he gets dropped off he has to wash his hands and have a "health check" from one of the teachers before I can leave him. I am lucky enough there is a bus headed back up the hill right in front of his school at 8:05 am. Usually I am fast enough that I can get on that bus and head home, getting here at about 8:30 depending on who's driving. If I miss that bus I might as well not go home at all because the next one isn't until 10:30 and I would be getting home just in time to turn around and go back to pick him up. (Now to my vent, lol.) This morning my son was being a complete brat and didn't want to wash his hands ect. and I was trying to get him to get moving so I wouldn't miss the bus. His teacher told me to let it go that he would decide to listen when he's ready. I reminded her I take the bus and that I didn't want to miss it. She just gave me kind of a blank look and said I could just take the next one. I'm NOT going to kiss his ass just because he is having one of "those" kind of days and doesn't want to do what he knows he is supposed to be doing! She doesn't want me force him to listen, she wants me to just block him from getting to the toys and wait. She believes children should be "guided into making the right choice." If I were to put him on time out/spank him for not listening I bet she would have a freakin heart attack! Why do people not understand that I don't make my own schedule! I can't just jump up and leave whenever the hell I decide I'm ready! If I miss that bus I sit in town for 4 and half hours! Ugh!
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Pretty much. Except for its preschool not daycare.

Quoting itsallabtthem84:

It's like free day care for low income families.

Quoting MistyMoo:

What is head start?



itsallabtthem84
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Not OP, lol. She is anon.

Quoting MistyMoo:

Ohhhh.. Ok. I've never heard of it. You guys don't do daycare subsidy there?



Quoting itsallabtthem84:

It's like free day care for low income families.





Quoting MistyMoo:

What is head start?







Quoting Anonymous:

Our Head Start doesn't have a bus. There isn't enough funding.





Quoting Master_Debater:

Same. Ours run every hour. And if it's that much of a deal, pull him out. Seriously. Plus, why doesn't he ride a bus if it's head start?









Quoting MamaDee83:

Where do you live that a bus only comes around every 4 hours? I'm not asking to be cheeky, I seriously am curious!


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lexiloo714
by Gold Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:47 PM
I completely understand and feel for you! I had to take the bus for the majority of this year to get to work. I still don't have a car, i just moved and SO takes me now, but i try to help friends who are in the same boat i was since i know how stressful taking the bus is.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:47 PM

What's that?

Quoting MistyMoo:

Ohhhh.. Ok. I've never heard of it. You guys don't do daycare subsidy there?











itsallabtthem84
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:48 PM
I just gave the easy version. I know what Head start is. I volunteer in the my kids use to go too. Some, not all really don't do anything but babysit your kid.

Quoting Anonymous:

Pretty much. Except for its preschool not daycare.


Quoting itsallabtthem84:

It's like free day care for low income families.



Quoting MistyMoo:

What is head start?




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MistyMoo
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Yes, I realize that. Thank you lol

Quoting itsallabtthem84:

Not OP, lol. She is anon.



Quoting MistyMoo:

Ohhhh.. Ok. I've never heard of it. You guys don't do daycare subsidy there?





Quoting itsallabtthem84:

It's like free day care for low income families.







Quoting MistyMoo:

What is head start?









Quoting Anonymous:

Our Head Start doesn't have a bus. There isn't enough funding.






Quoting Master_Debater:

Same. Ours run every hour. And if it's that much of a deal, pull him out. Seriously. Plus, why doesn't he ride a bus if it's head start?











Quoting MamaDee83:

Where do you live that a bus only comes around every 4 hours? I'm not asking to be cheeky, I seriously am curious!


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renner450
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:48 PM
That sucks sorry. We don't even have buses in this town.
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alexvitte
by Bronze Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:49 PM


Quoting ebbierowe:

People saying get a car...those cost money...maybe she can't afford it.



Even I someone gives her one she has tags, insurance and gas to pay for.



Cabs cost money too.



Op..I am sorry I am not sure what I would do. Do you have anyone that could pick you up when something like that happens?
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sampson200
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Carpool?

mz23
by Bronze Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Quoting itsallabtthem84:



In,my town some of the buses are like that or every two hours and the bus driver would make extra stops to get him or herself something to eat lol. Op that sucks I used to take the bus the first year of college. Id just tell her I have to go, wash his hands, and be gone.
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