So, afternoon arrives and I head out about 15 minutes earlier than the time listed online and waited about 20 minutes in the 100 degree heat with my daughter who so conveniently had come down with a fever when they called me and said no one was at the bus stop so they were taking my son back to school. Angry doesn't come close to how I was feeling. I stormed back to the house and sent my husband (who had come home early) to pick him up so I could get my middle daughter ready for dance class. I called the bus people again and explained the situation and that I felt it was ridiculous that the bus was 20 minutes early, even if they are trying to figure out the routes.
The rest of the day wasn't great - middle daughter was upset that she had a new dance teacher and the baby's asthma decided to flare up as she had a cold. She was miserable and couldn't breathe. And we still have to pack up the rest of our kitchen for the remodel that was scheduled to begin in two days - not easy with a sick baby. Ugh. Like they say, when it rains it pours.
I finally talked to the bus people on day 3, and it turned out that the online times were wrong. I explained my disappointment, not to mention that my son was scared and didn't understand why I didn't come to get him at the bus. The bus guy was nice and handled it well, but I felt like it was pretty bad that they couldn't get the proper times updated on their website. I guess this begins my career as a mother advocating for her children at school. I can only imagine what lies ahead!
Day 3 and 4 went well and it seems the times are better. My son is happy, and his only problem now is that he thinks the