Thursday, July 8, 2010

crying kids...

The summer has been a long hot one for this bus driver. The past few years I watched my grand sons so I shared a route, which meant I only drover ever other day. This year because my grand kids spent most of their time here, and I am helping support them I am working instead of babysitting.

Normally I have a smallish route with no more than 12 kids, maybe a few car seats/booster seats or a wheel chair...this year 20 kids under 7 most under 5 and 12 of them in some sort of harness/booster or car seat. Nice that they are tied down, BUT most of them have a reason that they are going to summer school. Either it's not following directions, being nonverbal or just plain having behavior issues. It's me, the driver and my trusty monitor. E is a good kid, but she tends to complain about the kids, her life, her boyfriend, other drivers, having no time left on her cell phone or worse she wants to "hang out" between routes. I fixed that we have lunch once a week.
Oh and no air conditioning.

This week has been a loud, soggy, fit throwing screaming mess of children. Today especially so...but we survived. Everybody got home in one peace...one kid broke his glasses, but nobody puked, one of the twins punched the other, the girl that freaks when she hears all the screaming fell asleep before the bus got to nuts and I feel like I did a good job by them.



TG tomorrow is F!! After that only 9 days left of summer school and I even have summer left to have a nice break!


11 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

WooHoo, only 9 days, then you get to cool down :o)

Lisa said...

Rose, enjoy your 9 days, XO Lisa

佳皓佳皓 said...

認清問題就等於已經解決了一半的問題。.................................................................

陳登陽 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

王名仁 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

Lori said...

I hope those nine days go by quickly!! I can't imagine riding a bus every day in this heat!

zandra said...

Hi, from New Jersey! Glad to meet another sister.
Hugz,
Zandra

That corgi :) said...

being a bus driver is hard work, being a bus driver for kids with special needs is harder worker and I also think it takes a compassionate person to do so. It takes more time to move them on and off the bus as well as deal with things that could happen on the bus with them getting sick etc. you are a good woman Rose!! glad it is only 8 days left and you'll have a break after that before school begins in the fall (or whenever it starts where you are at)

betty

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I know I'd be looking forward to a summer break if I was you.

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Lisa said...

I hope you get a nice break Rose!! You certainly deserve it!! Handling all those kids is hard work!! As much as we love them, not everyone is able to do right by children and I know you are one who does a splendid job!! This is one mom who really pays attention to our bus driver... I even notice if the bus sounds like it is going up our hill too fast!! LOL!!
Lisa in Kentucky