Today we added the next part of the puzzle and after a minor bump of not knowing what bus number she was to go on, it went well. I didn’t realize that there would be more than one bus at her stop both going to her school, but there is. I have arranged with 2 sisters on her bus to walk her from the drop off at a school close to Ange’s up to her house for me each afternoon. Ange will put her on the bus each morning which is a huge blessing! Who knew one of the biggest stresses in parenting would be the 10 minutes between when her bus arrived at the drop off location and Ange’s house?!
First official seat on the bus.
Once she was on board I ran to my car and quickly drove to the school. Since I’ll normally be at work during this time I just wanted to know the routine so that I could have peace of mind while I’m there.
From here Hannah gave me a quick kiss on her way by and then she was on her way.
I returned to the school at the end of the day to learn that process too. Her ECE teacher took she and the other bus students from her class to the front of the school, keeping them inside until their bus arrived. I was happy to know this step and to know that she was being watched so carefully as this area of the school is very busy with cars, buses and many children moving about.
Once again I hopped in my car and drove up to the school near Ange’s. The bus arrived shortly after that and Hannah came off the bus holding the hand of her bus buddy who will be walking her to Ange’s each afternoon. She was happy and excited after her day at school and we were off. The walk isn’t far and she did well. I am so thankful to have found these responsible girls to help me out.
So, day 1 on the bus is behind us and all-in-all it went well. I never took a bus to school so this is a new stress for me but it’s been a good start and I can only hope it continues to go well.