I've been struggling to explain to myself and in this blog why the whole bus issue upset me so much. Every way I tried to write about it, I found myself reading what I wrote and thinking "Yeah, that doesn't sound like such a big deal" Then, looking at some pictures I took today, I realized that it's a big deal to me because it was a big deal to Janey. She loves the bus. She loves routine. She loves things happening the way they are supposed to happen. And the fact that it seemed, on the surface anyway, that the bus department didn't consider it a priority to get her to school, bothered me a lot.
Janey doesn't talk verbally that much, but she talks volumes with her behavior and her facial expressions. Here's the story of the bus issues, translated by me. Forgive me, Janey, if I have made mistakes!
"I am so excited to go on the school bus to school! I love riding the bus"
"Daddy and I are waiting for the bus. It's coming! Oh, it's not stopping. Daddy is trying to get the bus to stop. Why can't I go on the bus?"
"Daddy is driving me to school. I love to ride in the car, but this isn't right. I don't go to school in a car! Daddy is saying goodbye and I am with my teacher, but it's all wrong. It doesn't feel right. I'm crying because it's not the way it's supposed to be"
|Not the actual bus that didn't stop, but a photographic recreation!|
Janey---"Now the bus is here! I'm happy! I'm going to school!"