Em has been begging me for years to let her ride the bus. Well, this year she gets to. Okay, well, not entirely but KINDA...
I have almost always been a working mom. Most of my life was as a part timer, and there was a period of time when I was a stay-at-home-mom when the girls were very small. It took my husband a while to get used to the idea that I wanted to be a working woman because he always wanted a wife who would be home. We worked on that for a few years, and finally came to a place where we are comfortable with what we have. I don't say that in a prideful way, really I don't. And I don't want to paint a picture that I have gone against my husband and worked either. I have always had a job that is flexible and my kids have always been first. But, some things in my personality just work better when I work and God has truly worked out my working envirnment perfectly. Right now, I actually work two jobs. It's hard to admit that at times to people, because they often think that it is our greedy selfishness that causes us to make these choices. But, it isn't. Truly. Part of my week is spent at my husband's father's family business doing the books. A small company, at this time they only need me a couple days a week. The other part of my time, I work at my church, which I love and adore. The people I work with are very talented love God with everything in them, and I count it a blessing to be able to do what I do.
Anyway, working isn't the topic of this! the BUS!
Our jobs are very flexible. We are able to pick the kids up from school easily and either bring them with us or take them home to kill each other. (did I just say that out loud?)
But, Abbie is in HS now and her school is only two blocks from our house. And Emily wants to ride the bus!
So, we made arrangementsn for her to ride the bus from her school to Abb's school, then go home with Abbie. She is sooooooooooo excited.
I went through the whole "what is she going to learn on the bus?" "what if she sees something she shouldn't?" "what if she hears something she doesn't know is a naughty word and tries to repeat it?"
But, the bus ride is only probably about 5 minutes, and she promised she would sit with a girl her own age!
Now, let's just hope her sister doesn't forget she's there.