Friday, September 13, 2013

The End of the Week.

Ingrid made it through the week!  Today she ran into school holding hands with her friend Tessa and she came out of the building with a smile on her face wondering what I'd brought her for a snack.  She didn't cry last night at all, no tears this morning, she just kept asking me "Are you sure I can make it through school today?" Yep, you got this, kid!

I did end up picking her up from school all but one day this week, it seems to have been very helpful.  Which sucks.  I really was looking forward to her taking the bus...I know it sounds selfish but my school runs are insane, and will be until both kids are in full days.  7:30am drop off Ingrid.  8:45am drop off Otis.  11:45am pick up Otis.  2:30pm pick up Ingrid.  Car car car car car car car.  Blah. 

I know, I know, it's better than her crying every day.  But dang, I know this is going to sound like a walking uphill in the snow barefoot both ways story, but I was walking a half mile to my busstop every day when I was her age. And then I had a 20minute ride to get to school.  She has a five second bus ride and gets dropped off three blocks away.  But I will do it.  FOR HER.  Because I'm such a GREAT MOM.  And I will complain the whole year, probably, too, ha!

Now we just have to see how she does Monday morning.  Cross your fingers.


maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I hope next week goes better! Emma finally made it on the bus halfway through first grade. I know how those school runs feel - not fun!

Big brother, Little sister. said...

Good on you for seeing she really needs this now x don't worry she'll be walking her own " mile" soon xx I walked to school from age four too and take Coop each day and wait till I see him in his room.... Little steps xx have a lovely weekend xxxx

Robin said...

Hopefully after a few weeks school will feel so normal that she'll be ready for the bus challenge. I too hate getting in and out of the car.