I usually drive my youngest to school- I prefer it, I like the time in the car with her on the ride. But she wanted to try out the bus in the morning- she takes the bus HOME, but not TO school usually- at any rate I've walked her down to the bus stop (about 4 houses down from our place) and stood with her while we wait for the bus. There are about 15 kids down there, most of which are close in age to my daughter (6). NO adult. The kids are going crazy, beating each other with sticks, pushing each other off these big decorative rocks, dragging each other by their shirts through the mulch, one little girl almost got hit by the bus the first day I was down there, so close it actually brought tears to my eyes instantly I was so convinced she was going to be run over by that bus, she actually hit the little arm that comes out in front of the bus, she made a last second decision to bolt in front of the bus, she missed being run over by INCHES, if that. At any rate, I've called the school and told them what's going on- my daughter still wants to ride the bus in the mornings, but I just don't want to be down there to see these kids - it's like "Lord of the Flies" down there- I don't want to witness them getting hurt, which they will eventually, and I don't want to be put in the position of supervising the wild little things, and frankly I don't want my daughter around them-
anyone else ever experience this? What would you do?