October 16, 2008

Bad mommy?


Greg my 5 year old who is in Kindergarten goes on the Kindergarten school bus. His sister who goes to the same school goes on a different bus because our school system separates the kindergarteners from the elementary kids. I like that as its pretty intimidating for a newbie to get on a bus with bigger kids.

Unfortunately, with the kindergarten bus, a mom or designated person has to be at the bus stop for pick up. If you are not there...the bus driver has to take your kid back to school and you have to go pick him up and sign him out.

Yes... and yesterday after some drama... I was in the basement doing extra laundry. I ran out of the house when I realize it was about time he gets home. To my dismay, I see the bus at the end of the corner of our street and leaving. I missed him... and the other mom who just picked up her daughter told me the bus driver refuse to wait for me especially when the bus was a few minutes early. I notice then that yes.. she was early today. Oh well I jumped into my car and followed the bus. The bus driver saw me, stopped the bus and told me "I can't let him down, you have to go to the school to pick him up." RIDICULOUS!!!! Yes, I know I wasn't at the stop but you do recognize me as you talk to me everyday at the bus stop... so let my son down... oh no, I had to drive back to school to sign him out.

I met Greg at the school ground and walked with him to the school office. I had to go sign him out. I asked Greg if he got scared that I wasn't there at the bus stop. He smiled and said "NO". He said "I had the whole bus to myself mummy." He continued smiling and said "Mummy, I came to school twice today." I smiled and am proud that he wasn't feeling all angry with me. I did talk to him a few weeks ago. I knew that there was a high chance of me missing the bus so I did prepare him for it. I told him to treat it as an extra special trip back to school. Since he loved sitting on the school bus, it would be fun if mummy wasn't at the bus stop and he gets to go on a extra ride. I did cross my finger that he would feel OK with it.. and I'm glad I did what I did. I did miss Gilly when she was in Kindergarten and I guess, I learn from Gilly what to do this time round. So... I had a happy boy who even called his daddy to tell daddy that he got to go to school twice on the bus in one day.

So.. am I a bad mummy for missing the bus??

3 comments:

junoqua on 19 October, 2008 08:57 said...

Hey, you're a not a bad mommy cos you had anticipated this could happen and you had prepared him for it! That's looking out of the box my friend. Good mommy. :)

ems on 21 October, 2008 07:11 said...

you need to get an alarm clock :p hahahahhaa

nah u are not a bad mommy... it could have been worse - you could have made him wait all day at school... and totally forget abt him hehehehehe

Beachlover on 24 October, 2008 02:23 said...

aiyooo...Greg's school bus driver is really mean!! now you scare me,I'm also a forgetful person.Don't think yourself is a bad mommy..all mommy wanna the best for their kids.I happened to get very angry at Mishu yesterday,when I asked her to hurry up,we going out but she dosen't care,so I throw her Barbie toward the door,then she cry.I feel so bad:(

 

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