new school and riding the bus

Posted on February 12th, 2014 by mountain girl  |  8 Comments »

Monday was Caleb’s first day at his new school. We decided to move him to our own school district for a few reasons, one being that it’s just plain easier to have him closer (since we moved, he has stayed at his old school.) Now he picks up the bus right at the end of our driveway, gets a later start in the morning, and has Fridays off.Ā  And Zia is elated to have him at her school.

Although changing schools is never fun, he has really liked it so far. He’s made some new friends, is getting the hang of his classes, and the girls are already checking him out. Good times.

And most importantly (to Zia), they can ride the bus home together. Has there ever been anything so exciting?Ā  She has decided to go full time once she is in second grade, just to be able to ride the bus both ways with Caleb.Ā  We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

I’ve heard some good stories, after just 2 days on that 20-minute ride: how she went flying when the bus braked suddenly, how Caleb’s friend slaps him in the face when he disembarks, about the two boys who were fighting, and about the boy with his head under the seat (he was being sat on by another boy.)Ā  Stories to simply thrill a mama’s heart.

These two are such a hilarious mismatched pair in terms of size and strength, and they are so good together. He is definitely the only 13-year old I would trust with my baby girl.

David and I went to the school, watched them board the bus and saw them off. Obviously, we’re not a pair of mother hens or anything, but we followed the bus to our neighborhood, parked inconspicuously, waited, and then followed the bus to our driveway–just to make sure.

And then followed them up the driveway. (Caleb has that What the heck? look on his face.)

Monday was the best day of Zia’s life–and I think a pretty good one for Caleb, too. We mother hens looked at each other and breathed a sigh of relief. Then we looked at that cherub face in the back seat and shook our heads. Nope, ain’t gonna happen. This one stays with us.

8 Responses to “new school and riding the bus”

  1. Mom & Dad says on :

    hi honeeee….our hearts are singing šŸ™‚ and u made us smile and laugh; we needed that šŸ™‚ luv u lots/mom

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Oh, good. Keep smiling, hope things are going ok. We love you! šŸ™‚

  3. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says on :

    *Giggles* So sweet. A new school is always very exciting. Glad to hear the bus rides are going “well” too. I love that you “stalked” them. I would totally do the same thing.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  4. Mimi says on :

    A great pair!

  5. jodi inkenbrandt says on :

    Oh friend! I laughed at the bus stories, but then shuddered too! haha! I would have done the same exact thing…You’re a great mama hen (and David too! haha!)

  6. granny says on :

    ok now I can leave a good comment. we finally got our computer fixed. that bus ride sounds like an adventure in itself. caleb and zia look great together. hey grandson watch those girls. be picky if you must have a girlfriend. im certainly not ready for that yet lol not until you are at least 25 yrs old. lol love you all

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  8. mountain girl says on :

    So good to hear from you! Yes, the bus–gristly stories for sure and I’m sure I don’t hear the half of it. Tho’ it’s probably better that way, hehe!