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Your Precious snowflake

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

Just wondering if you let your kids stand in the rain at the bus stop or not. My son is a walker and i walk with him to and from school almost every day (if we're running late or i have to go somewhere around pickup/drop off time i'll drive, but generally we just walk. it's not far). I noticed there was more traffic than usual today and it's rainy and gross outside. For some reason the number of drivers increases a ton when the weather is crappy, and the crossing guard mentioned it to me too that nobody wants to stand in the rain at the bus stop lol. 

do you do it?

For the record, i'm not talking downpour with hurricaine winds and lightning ... i'm talking a drizzle. or even a steady rain. if i felt walking (or standing at the bus stop for 10 min) was unsafe, i'd do the same thing.


Adding on: i'm glad you're all sharing your different circumstances as to why you prefer driving. I only posted this cause i got curious about the traffic flow... I'm seriously laughing at the ones who are getting all upset over the snowflake thing. it's an attention grabber and apparently it worked, as this is the longest any of my posts have ever gone. (thanks for that, even you who hate the term!) AND it's my first time ever being called a troll. i'm seriously touched here...

We all have different circumstances and different upbringings that cause us to make the choices we do, so cool. Do what you do. I'm not pointing any fingers.

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 16, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 16, 2013 at 8:33 AM
We drive, period. I do not have a few miles in me at 8am. Lol When you walk in three feet of snow in 20 below, then I will be impressed. Lol
gwebkeijmmm
by Ruby Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 8:34 AM
I wouldn't make my kids stand in the rain. I wouldn't want to go through half the day feeling damp, so why would I let them?
CoolRelax
by Platinum Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 8:34 AM

My snowflakes sit inside and look at the rain from the window.  They're too young for school, though. 

AliKatAK47
by Meanie Pants on Oct. 16, 2013 at 8:34 AM
I don't wanna wait in the rain and turn my white sneakers blue so Why would I let my kids do it?
Isaacsmom913
by Platinum Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 8:35 AM

I just dropped my car off at the garage for inspection--I then put my son in his stroller, popped open the umbrella and walked the 5 blocks home--in the rain.  Now if it's freezing, or hailing, or 12 feet (exageration) of snow then I may be more inclined to drive him when teh times comes...but seeing as his bus stop will be 2 blocks closer than the garage where my car is...odds are he's walking.

OneAllergicMama
by Platinum Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Short of a deluge, no.  My kids just sat in the car until the bus came.  And yes, I would walk them to the bus with an umbrella. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 16, 2013 at 8:37 AM
The bus picks them up at our house, we sit in a nice warm truck.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 16, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Sure freaking do. She has an umbrella and a raincoat - she's a big girl - they've created a special bus stop at the end of our entrance to our estate/area for the kids who live up this long set of streets because otherwise when it rains the path they have to take to the only bus stop around is literally flooding. Yes I could drive her -but with 2 drop offs and the traffic between the schools (about 10 miles) it would literally take me almost an hour to get from one school to the other - causing whoever is the second drop off to be incredibly late.

mommytoeandb
by Platinum Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Our bus stop is our driveway and we have a car port.  My kids still like to stand at the end of it with their umbrellas.  If it is really bad, I just make them stand under the car port.  LOL

danie24
by Ruby Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 8:40 AM
I wouldn't make my kid stand in the rain. Why would I want them to be wet and cold at school all day?

I drive them to school anyway, even though the bus stops at the end of our driveway. I prefer to maKe sure they get there safe and don't want to leave them unsupervised for 40 minutes on a bus full of kids.
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