Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Day on the School Bus

So little compared to the bus

Her first day riding the bus to and from school. Not surprisingly, she loved it. She will look back on this day and wonder why:

  • I drove 150m to the bus stop this morning, watched her get on the bus, and then leapt back into the van to follow the bus to school;
  • I appeared at school before she finished simply to watch her get back onto the bus;
  • I waited on the school's front lawn to watch the bus pull away with her on it before leaping back into the van to make sure I got home before it arrived at our home; and,
  • I breathed a huge sigh of relief to see her get off the bus, happy.
And she will never know, unless she becomes a mother herself, the feeling in the pit in my stomach as I watched her this morning climb by herself into that big bus full of older kids and be driven down the road to greater independence.

It's tough being a mom.

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