Thursday, January 26, 2006

I spoke too soon

My morning went great!  Kids were a bit wound up because it was warm and sunny, no problem.

Then my midday...I have a early childhood route that is made up of a bring home from am -- 8 boys ages 4 and 5.  After I drop them off to their homes I pick up 7 more and take them in to the pm session.  During my bring him route I am driving along and my monitor Julie says, "Rose!  K just threw up!"  This poor little guy was in what is called a star seat, which is booster type car seat.  And boy did he barf!  Luckly for me and him he was the next drop off.  Oh yeah poor Julie!  That girl does an awesome job. 

After that some goofy people decided to hit each other and block our way to the school.  The police had our road closed.  We were late and I went to the door that you go to when you are late, guess that door wasn't the right one TODAY and I got the 'look' from the teacher.  But no worries, they all got taken in to school safe and sound

Fortunately, my afternoon went better.  Plus the lovely cleaning lady helped me clean up the puky car seat.  She doesn't speak English.

Thank God I wasn't the poor bus driver in Florida who had their bus hit by a car that was hit by a semi.  So sad.  Bus drivers worst nightmare.

TGIF!  tomorrow that is!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

having a good week

For some odd reason all the lectures seem to be working on my bus load of kids.  The other day I had them just start at the front of the bus and fill it up from the front to the back in order.  Which in itself is no small feat for this group. 

They have been good ever since, even though I've let them sit where ever they want.


Weird...hope it lasts!

Friday, January 20, 2006



Thursday, January 12, 2006

The sun came out!

The sun finally came out AND it was 50's today.  So yesterday knowing it was going to be warm today, I told my kids to just stay home, call off school for a nice day...But did they do that?  NOPE!  And I was only 1/2 kidding!

This morning my grade school kids went nuts!  But by afternoon they were better.  I have a couple of them who's parents are going through nasty divorces, the kids know it, they feel it and they are telling me all about it.  So folks if you think your dirty laundry stays at home, it doesn't, your children will talk about it.   Thankfully I've been there, I went through an ugly divorce, I wasn't a nice person for awhile, my kids were young, Tim was the only one in school.  But my children are scarred because of me, some of this they have used to be better people, some not.  You can only do the best you can, but believe me, kids know, talk about the bad stuff when they aren't around. And don't bad mouth your never, ever is good especially for the kids.  So my job as their bus driver is listen, tell them it's not their fault and tell them it'll be ok.  That's all I can do.

Ok I am off the soapbox, I have a three day weekend coming up and I am not ruining it.


Have a great weekend!

Monday, January 9, 2006

It's Monday

It's bad enough that it's Monday, but where's the SUN!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2006

back to school, oops tomorrow's friday

It wasn't so bad going back to school.  The kids were much more like their normal less than naughty selves, you know the pre-holiday jitters?  Well they were over that, so much so that they couldn't even remember what they got for Christmas.  Although the first afternoon at the grade school my really naughty boy tried to stand on the seat and all it took was for me to say, "ok (blah blah) you're off the bus!"  "I am calling the assistant principal over."  He sat still for 5 wehole minutes with his face against the window.  Then he proceeded to tell me that his mom and grandma had bought him four snakes for Christmas and he fed them baby rabbits.  Which after asking his Grandma who is a monitor if this is true, I found out it was not.  Oh well at least the story kept him busy for the whole ride home.  This kid can do no wrong according to his mom.  I feel bad for him, because he has no discipline.  So he's in the front seat, along with his cousin who's mom drives a bus.  I have a feeling it's going to a long 2 1/2 months until spring break....

I gave up these-------->

From my trip to Florida last week.  Which I took with my husband and daughter.  My father/stepmom moved there last summer.  At first I didn't want to spend 20 hours in a car with my husband and 17 year old daughter, then I found out my hubby was off work so then I KNEW I did NOT want to spend a week with those two locked up in my house!  So we went to St Petersburg for a week....very very nice!


for this-------->

After getting back to school and my routine I realized why I love my job, and I do have great kids!


Be safe!

Monday, January 2, 2006

back to school, already!

Tomorrow is back to school, already!  After being barefoot in Florida all last week I do not look forward to putting big boots and socks on, but ah I must.  At least we are having a warming trend, 40's...much better than the freezing stuff we had last month.

Hopefully the little darlings will come back ready to behave, I will have amnesia and forget all their pre-Christmas trangressions.  Well, at least the kids that are normally good, the others?  Well they have assigned seats in the forcast...NOBODY is going to take away my post-vacation shine...NO-BODY!

Not even if they bat their little blue eyes and say, "ohhhhhhh busdriver!  I'll be good!"