August 21, 2013

Batting .33

Bones has tried to catch the bus six times.

He has succeeded... two.

Let me state that it is a 30 minute drive to his school.

Monday morning- Bus was so late that I had to take him to school.

Monday afternoon- Because he didn't ride the bus in the morning, he didn't know his bus number and missed the afternoon bus home.

Tuesday morning- Caught the bus

Tuesday afternoon- Caught the bus home.

Wednesday morning- Moved too slowly and we MISSED the bus. (Yes, that will NEVER happen again. EVER.)

Wednesday afternoon- He got confused and missed the bus. Evidently, only three kids made the bus. What the hell is up with that?!

So we're 2 for 6.

Not happy.

I told him I'm giving him a bye this week... it's new. But I can't keep burning the miles on the car because he's missing the bus. I'm trying to keep the mileage off the car some because I'm afraid of it breaking down before I get rid of it.

Although my mechanics keep assuring me that it's good for another 50K.


Posted by Boudicca at August 21, 2013 09:37 PM

Youngest bus was 30 minutes late getting back home on Tuesday... so not fun...

Posted by: vwbug at August 22, 2013 06:48 AM

We had a couple daughters who got into the chronic habit of missing the bus home after school because they were socializing so much they weren't paying attention to bus calls. Eventually we started attaching unpleasant consequences (for them) if they missed the bus for any reason that wasn't completely beyond their control. Problem solved after a couple weeks.

Posted by: diamond dave at August 22, 2013 08:25 AM

Hey a .33 average is good anywhere in the league. Ask T, he will tell you. I was never particularly good at the bus thing either, but lucky for me I had about a 200 yard walk along the street, that the buss had to drive down to get to my stop. The driver often took pity on me on her way out of the development.

Posted by: Web at August 22, 2013 12:56 PM

The first dismissal was a disaster this year. Families can choose from five or so schools in their area to attend other than their home school. They can ride the bus IF the parents get them to the bus stop AND there is space after priority is given to kids who reside in that area. Seems transportation forgot to tell parents and the school that even though the kids might have ridden the bus in the morning, if permission wasn't formally granted with a 'bus ticket', the bus drivers refused to take those kids home in the afternoon. We wound up with about 40 kids who were removed from the buses. Some parents were at work and couldn't leave easily to come get their kid. Others didn't have any kind of transportation. Effin' mess...

Posted by: Mrs. Who at August 22, 2013 07:19 PM