Yesterday afternoon, I got home before Ella got off the school bus. I was tooling around the yard picking up rotten pumpkins, throwing away our sad looking scarecrow, putting stuff away in the shed when I heard the bus coming up the road. I started walking quickly to the end of our driveway. I was confident that I would get to the end before the bus got there. It occurred to me, however, that by the sound of it, the bus was NOT slowing down. And in a flash I saw the bus approach our driveway and fly on by. The whole thing made worse by the sight of Ella looking out the window and seeing me and registering that the bus was NOT stopping. EGADS!
AND what did I do? What any rational, calm, mother would do…I took off running down the road SCREAMING at the bus to stop. I think my exact words were, “HEY, STOP!” Which it finally did and turned around to bring me my kid. She even tried to pin it on me by telling me I wasn’t out there. Oh no, Honey-you flew by my house, I said. She then admitted she forgot Ella was on there until kids started yelling-“YOU FORGOT ELLA”. God bless you children. So we got a short ride back to the driveway and needless to say…Ella would like me to pick her up today.