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Who's kid is on the bus? If they are do they have to walk to a bus stop, or get picked up in front of the house?
Kindergartners and 1st graders need a parent with them at the bus stop in our city, and starting in 2nd grade they can go on their own..
Anyway, I'm already freaking about the next school year. I can't see the corner (bus stop) from my house. And considering this is one of the most violent cities in the US (even though we do live in one of the quiet neighborhoods...) I am not really ready to let him go, even though there are other buses and kids there in the morning/afternoon. Yet, do you have any idea how nice it will be not to have to rush the other two to get dressed first thing in the morning??
My BFF who is the complete opposite type of parent as I am, thinks I'm being over protective and should just let him walk. ("You walked to school at his age, it's only the corner!") Even my Tom and my mother agree with her. I on the other hand, am freaking out at the thought..
So...I was curious what others do, and what you WOULD do... :/
Nicole: Tom's Wife [5.7.05]; Mommy of Thomas [9.6.05], Collin [1.17.08], & Bailey [10.2.09]
Yes Emily rides the bus. I have to drive her down the road to the bus. I am very over protective and definitely wouldn't let Emily walk to it on her own. I would do what ever you feel is the safest because mommys always knows best.
Daniel rides the bus. The stop is just on the corner by my house. I can look out my front door and see it (and him) from the stop. He rides with Clayton, though. Next year Clayton will be walking to the middle school, so Daniel will be on the bus stop by himself. I'll probably watch him cross the street and stand on my porch till the bus comes for a few weeks. The thought of him being out there by himself scares me a little, even though we have a pretty safe street and lots of other parents who go to the bus stop. I just don't know if I'll be able to drag Keelan out and I certainly won't want to leave him in the house alone.
Brian rides the bus but he gets on next to our driveway. He doesnt have to cross the road at all because the bus pulls through the church parking lot next to our house. Also all of the kids ride the same bus to the elementary school. The girls get on different buses there depending on what school they go to next.
Mom to Kristen (14) Hannah(12) and Brian (6 )
We live 1.4 miles away from the school, so I drop mine off in the morning on my way to work.
However, there is a boy in our neighborhood in Anica's grade (2nd) and he rides his bike to school, and I just can't imagine that. I think I'd probably watch from a distance like Rach suggests until you're comfortable.