He’s On The Fast Track To Growing Up…

If you were on the live Mom’s Morning Show this morning you heard me share that my N man talked all last week about riding the bus. That’s about all he could talk about. Even with his limited speech it was clear he wanted to ride the bus home.

He did so well the last two days of therapy last week I decided to allow him a trial run of riding the bus home. I had spoken to the bus driver, looked in the bus to make sure they would be strapped in, and decided to let him give it a whirl.

This morning I was a wreck. I was nervous, anxious, on pins and needles. I wasn’t too worried about how he’d feel about the bus trip, because I felt in my heart he’d love it…but this is a huge step and it had me all kinds of on edge.

Thankfully the teacher called me to let me know he got in the bus, was so happy and excited, and that he’d be home in about 15 minutes…which he was.

My Mom was here with me to see him get off his first bus ride ;–) We both had cameras in our hands and one propped up on the railing to get a video of him and the bus. Yes, we’re a bit fanatical.

The bus pulled up right in front of our home and out comes my hugely happy big boy! All smiles he said “lady, bus, home” to share with us that the lady bus driver took him home from school.

What a sigh of relief. The bus rider said he did wonderfully. He was good. Quiet. Calm. Happy. Everything I suspected he would be. So he has kept his bus riding fun for the ride home. I’m not ready for him to ride it to school quite yet. Baby steps for Mommy!

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  1. As yes… the big yellow cheese… they love riding this… Matthew was the same way that your little one was… he started his therapy at the school about the same age as well. I will tell you this… by the time kindergarden rolls around, while all the other moms are sitting there a nervous wreck, you won’t be…. because you’ve already gone through it… and if your little one is anything like my little one, he’ll be the leader, because he’s been around the block a few times, so to speak… even now, in the 5th grade, Matthew is paired with the handicapped kids because he is so patient and kind with them… because he used to be classified as one. He doesn’t see them any differently than he does him self.

    It’s funny, my mom told me about a little girl in his LD pre-school class. She had a walker. Matthew couldn’t talk. So she would help Matthew speak and Matthew would get her things that she couldn’t walk to. It took us awhile to get to where we are, and we’re still not out of he woods yet, but it’s been very positive all around.

  2. AWW what a Big BOY!!! Way to go mommy in letting you precious one take what I know is a HUGE step. Sound to me like N has had one FANTASTIC couple of weeks and is growing inward and outwardly by leaps and bounds!!


  3. Look NELL! Omg where did little boy Nicky go? Its more like little man Nicky. Gosh I’m welling up with tears. I’m so proud of him Nell. Has he been talking about it all afternoon? *hugs* Mommy hehe.

  4. His smile says it all. Mom is taking baby steps, but he’s ready for some big boy leaps. They sometimes break our hearts growing up, don’t they?

    I hope you got my email the other week saying “thank you” for what you sent. It meant so much. 🙂

  5. He looks so happy coming off that bus!!

    As much as I love change ~ I hate it at the same time. I would feel the same way as you. It’s hard to let go ~ especially with your first born! Good luck! 🙂

  6. Nothing wrong with being fanatical about your son’s milestones. You just keep on capturing those memories, because even baby steps will carry you a long way before you realize it. 🙂

  7. That is such a cute picture! It makes him look all grown up but still little if that makes any sense…lol.

    And from the expression on his face I’d say he totally LOVES being a big boy on the bus 🙂

  8. Hello…I Googled for lady heather, but found your page about Friday Everyday » He’s On The Fast Track To Growing Up……and have to say thanks. nice read.

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