Well I may have just found my mojo.... So Toad you will be cruising to school on the big yellow bus in 4 weeks, I am not going to lie this thought makes me throw up a bit in my mouth.
I worry that you will not be able to make it up the steps with your little backpack on, that as you look down the long walk way you will wonder why I am making you do this on your own, I worry you will fall or hurt yourself on the bus and be scared and embarrassed forced to handle it alone.
I worry that someone will be mean to you or make fun of you , I am scared that you will miss the stop or get scared and not want to get off at school. I swear the list goes on and on.
Today we received a letter in the mail from the Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services that put a brand new fear into me... Let me quote part of the letter
As a reminder, SK/JK students must be accompanied to the and met at the bus stop by a parent/guardian (REALLY? STRANGE is it frowned upon to let a 4 or 5 year old wander the streets unsupervised???). If a parent or guardian is not at the bus stop, the bus driver will keep the student on the vehicle and return the student to the school upon completion of the route(Oh good so if my before and after lady who also does daycare is late Toad gets a extra long cruise on the Yellow Submarine? Sweet). If school staff are not available to assume responsibility for the student, the student may be taken to Children's Aid. PARDON ME? Did you say Children's Aid??
Note to Self remember to double check Granny Nanny schedule to be sure she is never late picking up the Toad or he and his new foster brother and sister will be enjoying dinner well Rob and I fight to get our kid back from CAS.. This STS means business!!