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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Rebecca and the Bus - See Previous Post

All went well (or so I thought) until Rochelle's teacher phoned a little after two to tell me Rochelle had made the bus; Rebecca hadn't and couldn't be found. Rebecca had forgotten to give her teacher my note about the bus, the teacher hadn't given her the extra time she needed to catch it, and then she was a little lost homing in on the bus area. Rochelle has ridden lots of school buses, Rebecca never.

The teacher said she'd find Rebecca and bring her home. I headed over to the neighborhood school to pick up Rochelle. I didn't want her walking home alone; especially upset.

She'd been crying on the bus. None of it was anyone's fault. The teacher drove Rebecca and in the meantime had told the other teacher what Rebecca should have. An aide will escort her at least for the next few days until she's used to the schedule.

Tomorrow will be smoother.

She's getting off to a good start otherwise. Working hard on her math. The math intervention class may be her salvation.

Thanks to all for the comments. There is a highly scientific meme, a pic of Elcie and cat, and another post below this one.

Take care everyone.


Janice said...

Oh Poor Rochelle she must have been scared for her sister. I hope Rebecca gets the hang of riding buses soon.

I hope tomorrow is a better day for both of them.


Atasha said...

Oh no. I hope things go much smoother tomorrow and in the days that follow. I would have been in a panic!

Merle said...

Hello Ann ~~ Glad everything turned out well with Rebecca missing te bus. At least the teacher sounds nice and helpful, so all may go better next week.
It has been a lot of organizing for you.
Thanks for your comment. Take care, Hugs, Merle.

Alice said...

Poor Rebecca! :-S Thank goodness everyone is alright.

I'm glad there'll be someone to help her get used to things for a little while.

The photo of Elcie tickling the cat is adorable. Both of them look so happy!

I passed 8th Grade science. 6/8. Not bad, considering. I knew the answers to all but 2 of them. I hope those were the ones I got wrong.

Talk to you later, probably.



Autumn said...

It sounds like you have had a busy week getting everything done and everyone off in the right direction. It was scare me to death if my kid had not come home on the bus. I would be pissed at the school, but relieved at the same time that. Glad you have this first week almost over. Maybe things will go smoother next week.

Caitlin said...

Missing your bus is almost like a rite of passage. I never had to ride a bus until 6th grade. We had 4 bus times in the morning and afternoon at my 6th grade school,because the school driveway was too short. I think we were supposed to be on the 3rd wave.

The auditorium was getting pretty empty by the time they called the 3rd wave of buses, so my friends (also never rode a bus) and I thought we should go then or there wouldn't be anymore buses. It was pretty nervewracking for our parents, since no kids had cellphones and pagers were still for drug dealers.

With such a big group of us, the bus driver thought one of her riders was having a slumber party, so we ended up being on the bus for the 3 hours it took her to finish her route and drive back to the school board.

Tell Rebecca not to feel too bad, since missing the bus happens to a lot of people, even those who have been riding the bus since kindergarten. I have a few friends who also couldn't find the right bus area in our jr high and had the same thing happen. Let her know that it does get easier and will be second nature in a couple of weeks :).


It's nice to hear everything went well. My son once was left behind by the school bus and he really cried his heart out. It also served as a lesson to him not to be playing around somewhere where he can't the school bus when it's there.

JunieRose2005 said...


Hope things go better from here on!
Sorry it happened- for both the little sisters!


Gina said...

Oh no, I'm sorry that happened. I am sure that if I had to figure all that out at her age I wouldn't have been able to do it.

But maybe this will be something to be joked about when they are adults? Let's hope, anyway.

L. said...


I hope today goes better.....

Leish said...

You seemed to have handled rather well. I don't know if I would have been so composed. I know she'll get the hang of it.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Poor little Rebecca...I bet she was scared.

Ann...Monday is a new week and hopefully all will run relatively smoothly for you.

Take care and enjoy your weekend.
Sandy :)

Ava said...

Glad to hear that everything worked out okay. Sandy is right ... things should be smoother next week.

Caloden said...

Good to hear it worked out. I don't know how you keep up with them. I have a hard enough time with just one girl (the two boys are just different=easier than the girl).

Merle said...

Hi again Ann ~~ Thanks for your comments. I plan to make some potato cakes tomorrow, and some hamburgers.
Take care of everyone and yourself.
Love, Merle.