Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It's a School Day

We thought this day might never come.  Elizabeth has been counting the days until the first day of school for about 2 weeks.  She would wake up in the morning and ask, "Is it a school day yet?"

I was able to say "yes" finally this morning.

Last night I sat down with the girls, and we divided up all the school supplies and tried to cram in all the boxes of kleenex, Lysol wipes and whatnot, along with the crayons, pencils, scissors and folders.  (It was a tight fit this morning with their lunch boxes.)  Then we read until 9 o'clock because I figured they were too excited to go to sleep anyway.

Last year, Emma missed the bus on the first day of school.  I figured being outside 10 minutes before the bus was supposed to arrive would be plenty.  I was wrong.  So this year, I was going to outsmart the bus system, and start keeping an eye out about 20 minutes before hand.  We'd take pictures and hang out by our house until closer to the bus' ETA.

Well, 45 minutes later, I called the bus garage.  They a) couldn't get a hold of our bus, and b) thought it was possible the routes were changed since published in the newspaper.


So I got the twins in some clothes, had the neighbor girl ask her mom if I should take her too, and away we went.

When I got back home, there was a message waiting for me saying yes, the bus route has been changed, and our pick-up time is about 25 minutes earlier.

So I complained on facebook about our lame bus system, and found out ours was not the only bus route to experience changes and misses. 

There's nothing like good planning.  (But we wouldn't know anything about it here.)

1 comment:

Jeff Jennings said...

I enjoyed reading your blog about your family and hope you may look mine over as well.