Austin is growing so much and changing all the time. (He's taller than me, my baby!) He's a big guy, and taking the city bus!
I started working at the daycare at my school last year. Austin and Kaleigh had to start afternoon daycare. Austin liked it more than Kaleigh but eventually he decided, being a senior now, it wasn't as much fun. My husband and I discussed it and decided Austin should come home on the city bus. (There's no transportation from the school since Austin is a boundary transfer; he goes to a school out of our neighbourhood.)
We both spoke to Austin about taking the city bus and he was very excited about the idea! Me, not so much. I know that he needs to be independent but everyone that knows me knows how protective I am of my children. I gave in and Austin is taking the bus everyday after school.
Interestingly enough, Austin's bus stops right at the school I work at and I'm outside supervising a recess when he gets off the bus. One of the first days, the bus was late, a bus drove by and didn't stop! I FREAKED! I was panicked! It wasn't Austin's bus (it passed so fast that I couldn't see the number), I was dialing the school, my husband ... then, a bus pulled up and stopped, there was Austin. Thank goodness! I could feel my heart beat again! Austin, oblivious to the confusion or how scared I was, said "Mom, the bus was 7 minutes late". Needless to say, I filled in Austin on how frightened I was when the first bus drove right passed me! He gave a little smile, told me it was "okay" and he was on his way home. A very short walk from the school to our house.
I can't believe it. It seems like just yesterday I was at playgroup with him, a toddler then, singing "The wheels on the bus go round and round ..." Now, he's on public transportation and I'm wishing we were still in circle time. Sigh ...
So PROUD of you Austin! I LOVE you Dude! OXOX
All the best! *HUGS*