Monday again after a tired weekend. I think all the travelling and busy summer caught up with us, or at least me, this weekend and I was feeling pretty wiped for most of it. Saturday was busy with Faith's first day of Chinese school for this year and a birthday party for Kevin's nephew Cameron - what a cutie! He certainly loved all the truck and car gifts that he got! We took it pretty easy yesterday though.
I think we're starting to get into the swing of things here now. Faith is taking the bus to school this year and that was a big step for both of us. Especially since last Friday, the bus drove right by me as I was waiting for Faith to be dropped off. What a feeling, to watch your child being driven away and having no control over where she is going. After my initial panic and desire to run home and call the school, I remembered that Faith is not allowed to get off the bus unless I am there waiting for her and so I stopped to regroup. Once I paused, I could hear the bus making it's way around the block and coming back and my stomach returned to where it belonged and my heart rate started to slow down and then there was the bus and there was Faith happily getting off, clueless to anything unusual happening and rather annoyed that the bus went right by her street and didn't let her off there!
I didn't share my panic with Faith but I did ask her if she noticed anything unusual or if she said anything once the bus went by her usual stop. She answered no to both and I am still debating how I want to address this with her. The bus driver was just filling in and corrected his mistake and the school and school board work very hard to make sure everything is safe for the children and so, I will think about this some more and figure out the best way to say what I want to say to Faith with out going too far for her.
I did send her off on the bus again this morning and the regular bus driver seems quite nice and quite together so, even though I will likely be a little more anxious than usual this afternoon, I'm sure it will go ok... It's just one more of those things you can't forsee when you decide to become a parent.... Of all the moments you envision, watching your little girl being driven away on a big yellow school bus instead of being returned to you is definitely not one of them!