My 2 oldest kids start school next school year (August) we recently got the packets to fill out and my DH and I are arguing over signing them up for the bus. This is the situation: I am a SAHM and I have my own vehicle, I only have 1 other child she is 18mths right now so by the time they go to school she will be teetering on 2. We live exactly 1.2mi from the school, one 2 lane road, no stops signs nothing. The bus stop is at the end of our street. MY problem is this. The middle school and elementary school are attached so they have the same bus for both. So my Kindergartners will be riding with 8th graders etc. I see no problem with taking my kids to school, I have to be up already to get them going I would have to get myself and my other DD dressed because even if they took the bus I would have to take them to the bus stop and wait. Why can't I take that time and take them to school? My Dh point is that they need to grow independence and taking the bus is part of that. So what would you do?