Every mother’s worst fear is that their child doesn’t come home or that something bad happened to them. In just a second of time a mother’s worry can switch to fear and send them into a full panic. This Storyblender shares her story on our Storyblend Facebook Group about how the first couple day’s of her daughter’s kindergarten experience were a disaster.
“My youngest started kindergarten this year. I was already a bit upset with my baby starting school. I also did not really like the school after dealing with school due to her brother getting bullied for 5 years.
School started on a Tuesday. Somehow she missed getting on the bus to come home. Fortunately, my husband had taken the day off of work so I had a car and went to get her. Yesterday, I called the school to remind them to make sure she gets on the bus.
This year everyone is doing half days so she gets out at 12:45 and then her brother gets off at 1:15pm. This gives the bus a chance to pick up the elementary aged kids before heading over to grab the middle school kids. At about 1:45 I’m standing on my front deck waiting for the kids when I see my son walking up. I ask him where his sister was and he tells me she wasn’t on the bus.
At first I was pissed thinking ‘dammit not again, this is two days in a row’. Then I called the school and I was being my normal sassy self demanding to know where my 5 year old daughter was. The school inform me they had put her on the bus. This is when pissed turns into immense worry.
I tell them my son just got off the bus and his sister wasn’t on the bus. I was freaking out and my 10 year old was in tears. He grabbed his cell phone and his bike. He starts going up and down the streets in our area checking to see if maybe she was dropped off before the driver got him and dropped her off at the wrong place.
The school is now in full freak out mode too. They put the principal on the phone to try to calm me down. She said they were calling the bus department and would find her. Finally after about a half hour we find out she is on a bus, it’s just that it was the wrong bus. This news calms us all down.
Finally at 2:45 a bus pulled up in front of my house with my daughter.
Hopefully this never happens again!”