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!