Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Day 1 School Recap: a decent day & a school bus clusterf**k
Decent first day of school (at a new school) for the king. He definitely showed them all his tricks to try & avoid doing any work (hitting, throwing things, etc) but the teacher & staff are really great and seem used to and well equipped to handle his behavior.
The school bus situation on the other hand was an absolute clusterf**k.
Bus showed up 45 minutes late, we'll chalk that up to first day scheduling. I'll give them a pass on that.
The bus shows up, the nurse is on the bus, yay!, but they say "we've got a bit of a problem, there's not a seat for your son"
And there wasn't.
It wasn't that there was too many kids on the bus. It was that they physically pulled out a bunch of seats.
Hours later I deduced that probably had something to do with the nurse. Someone probably saw a nurse on his bus order and maybe they assumed he was in a wheelchair.
We were planning on following the bus for the first day anyway. So we ended up driving him to school.
I think deep down the king was looking forward to the bus ride since we hyped it up so much so maybe that started his day off on the wrong foot? Although he was extremely happy in the car ride up with mom and dad
Anyway he ended up being 45 minutes late but the parking lot was still filled with buses so lots of the buses had time issues on the first day.
By the way this busing clusterf**k has nothing to do with the new school. It has to do with our city's school district (remember the king goes to school out of district) and the school bus company.
So after dropping him off and chatting with his new teacher wifey and I went to a diner near the school to lick our wounds and start making some phone calls.
And without going thru all the details...
As we expected after multiple phone calls and voicemails absolutely nothing got resolved before the end of the school day so we ended up driving him home too.
And we are not sure if and when the bus is coming tomorrow.
We know this will all get resolved. We've heard from lots of parents around here that the busing is always a clusterf**k the first few days. With all that being said it was a bit of a stressful day. And I only planned to take off for the first half of the day but I ended up taking off the full day.
Alas, tomorrow wifey is on her own because luckily this daddy needs to go to work tomorrow.
My prediction is that this won't all get resolved and the king won't get into a good groove with school until the end of the month cuz he'll be out a lot between Jewish holidays and his upcoming overnight EEG.
Anyway, all in all a decent day for the king but a stressful day for mom & dad.
And I should feel fine saying "a decent day" for the king but sometimes I feel like there's so many people in our lives that are rooting for us and the king. Between family, friends and AD followers it feels like there's a TON of people invested in his majesty and they all want to hear good news.
"How was his first day?" Wifey was getting calls and texts like that throughout the day. They want to hear good news. And "a decent day" isn't what they want to hear.
That's my problem though. I gotta get over that. Deep down a decent day was what I was expecting but sometimes the pressure to wanna give people good news gets to me ya know?
Anyway that's all I got..
Wow this blog post took a left turn at the end there!
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