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...