It's a lovely, sunny Monday. Makes for an easy start for a work week. So far so good in the morning, noon time, then comes the afternoon. I am driving along dropping my grade school kids off at each bus stop. Many of my drops have 5 or more kids. Many stay after school for after school activities, so I really never keep track of who's on the bus as I could never keep up with 40 + kids. As I am heading toward a stop I am checking my bus load of kids in my mirror for naughty behavior and I hear a tiny little voice say, "bus driver, I believe I missed my stop". What?! I calmly said, "no you di...oh you did!"
I bring the little girl up front get her full name as I only know her first name as she never gives me any trouble. I assure her she will get home safely and I radio our base and let them know I have her. As we pull up to her house her mom comes running looking like she was crying and freaking out. She's on the phone, calling the child's school. She is deeply relieved and I explain that in this type of situation she needs to call transportation as they can radio me quickly. Whew!
We had the kids again on Friday night. Dayton is teething so he kept me up quite a bit in the night, but that's ok. His brother accidently hit him in the eye with a broom....at home thank God. He has his first black eye!