Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day Dramatics

Previously on this blog (as I write this I am imagining a deep announcer voice, the kind you hear on TV shows, saying "Previously on Lost..." followed by a clip of last week's episode), but instead of last week's episode I will put a link to the story sharing our "first day of school" morning drama.

Now you get to hear the "first day of school returning home" drama! By now I can imagine you are reading my next words on the edge of your seats with bated breath. So here's the story...

I thought 3:00 would never come. That first day seemed so long! I pictured what the homecoming would look like: Mya jumping off the bus, giving me a big hug, and telling me all about her day. (I even prepared a special snack just for that moment!)

The moment finally came. The bus rounded the corner and pulled to a stop. I walked towards it with the boys behind me as kids started to emerge from their yellow confine and walk home.

I only had eyes for one little girl. As I approached the bus door, I realized something horrifying, Mya was not coming off the bus. Even worse, Mya was NOT ON THE BUS!

I started to panic, I jumped on the bus to confirm that my daughter was in fact not there. The bus driver mumbled something about not knowing all the kid's yet. All I could picture was my little girl exiting the bus too early, standing by strange houses, lost and crying. I knew her teachers at school would have put her on the bus, I just assumed she had gotten off at the wrong stop.

So I ran home, Simon and Jonah trailing behind me, yelling at them to get in the van as I ran in the house to get Sean's car seat. As I ran in the house, I almost ran into MYA! Praise the Lord!

"Where were you?" she asked.

Um, sorry kid, you need to answer that question, not ME!

And the I started weeping.

Let's just say it was not quite the homecoming I had imagined.

Are you wondering what happened? Mya recognizing the houses in our neighborhood, got off one stop too early. She ran home while I was frantically searching for her on the bus. She knew what she was doing, I didn't - resulting in way too much drama for this mommy.

Thankfully the school drama has subsided. For now...

14 comments:

Christina said...

We had our own drama, I got a call from the school about a half hour before school got out, asking me to pick up Cole ASAP. He had gone down the slide and landed in a puddle. His pants were wet and they didn't have any extra's.

When I got there, Cole was devastated because he didn't get to finish recess. It was kind of cute the Principal came out of his office and assured Cole that he would get 174 more chances to have recess.

Holli said...

I think that I would have already been arrested for hanging the bus driver by his neck asking NO SCREAMING WHERE IS MY GIRL!
I am so glad to hear all ends well. And for the first time I am thankful that I drop off and pick up:)!

blake and christine said...

You are such a great story-teller (writer), Megan. I was racing back to the house & hollering a the boys to get into the van right along with you :) Glad the day's 'adventure' ended on a good note...

Sarah said...

Oh, my, I would have freaked out too! Your story made me tear up - even though I KNEW it would end up okay. What drama!!

Jessica Leman said...

I would have done the same as Holli :) So funny, thanks for the laugh :)

megs @ whadusay said...

I know I looked at the driver in disbelief thinking, "What do you mean - you don't know where my girl is?" And then I immediately moved (in my panic stricken state) to "we have to find her NOW!"

Thankfully, I was able to hold it together (somewhat) until I found her - than I LOST it!

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

Oh Megan, that still makes me laugh!! :)

arlan and katie said...

Awh Megs...you are such a good mom! I want to know how Kory would have responded :)...

Katie

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Frizzy and Bird said...

I come to your blog via Sunnyside Fun. I am so sorry to hear of your shocking afternoon. That wouldn't be any fun for sure!!! I am glad all worked out fine and that it was you who was freaked and not her. You might never have gotten her back on the bus or to school. Here's to a better day tomorrow.

Kathryn said...

Oh Megan-
I am glad that she made it home safely, i can only imagine your panic. But good for her, for knowing what to do. :)

Amber said...

I LOVE how smoothly Mya handled it all. SHe must have had good teaching! : )

since it started with such an adventure that means the rest of the year goes perfectly smooth - right!?!?! : )

Renata said...

I love Mya's cool head - I would have totally freaked - you did so well in keeping it together til she was there! Hope the rest of her week was less eventful!

Kari said...

Thanks for coming to visit my blog today! I enjoyed your "first day drama." Those sorts of moments never go like we plan, do they?