So...I am sitting on my bed in my bedroom with the windows open and the blinds drawn. From this position I can see the road and have been waiting patiently for the school bus to bring my children home. I hear the bus driving up the country road and I look out the window only to see it pass our house. The bus then stops....backs up...and lets out my children. There was no screeching of brakes or anything dramatic like that but the bus was traveling at a high rate of speed (probably 40mph) and then seemed to blindly back up. We live at the top of a hill so I assume the driver could see behind her...but you never know.
It took me a year to even put my children on the bus...we drove them into Abilene because I didn't want to drive them all the way to Clyde and the bus was not even an option. After much persuasion and the discovery that Kali could get free speech therapy and half-day school we switched them to Clyde...which meant that they would ride the bus home together after school. I have begun to love seeing their grubby little faces run up the driveway after getting off the school bus...So my questions are...Can I just pretend I didn't see the unsafe driving? Can I hope that it was an isolated event? Can I minimize the "unsafeness" of stopping and backing on a dirt road? I asked the girls what they thought and they laughed at me!