Today the boys went back to school after a very long summer. The most exciting part of this story is that Jason has moved on to middle school (6th grade). I don’t post pictures of Jason and Spencer very often so I decided I’d give one up tonight including a funny story about his anxiety ridden morning:
First Day Of School Jitters
So today Jason started 6th grade and he was a WRECK over it. He is usually far more laid back about things but “riding the bus” freaked him out. All morning he wouldn’t leave me alone, talked my ear off and in general just wanted someone to give him attention and in a way, reassure him his day would be fine. I did this, over and over, but he really just wanted to get out there. At one point thirty minutes before it was time to leave he said to me “Over a quarter of my stress is because you won’t put on a bra so we can go!”.
Days before he’d asked me to come with him to the bus stop. I explained this would be social suicide so he asked if I would at least walk a bit behind him and hang back. This wouldn’t be much better but he was adamant. Lucky for him on the day of he was the ONLY kid there for 10 full minutes and then one other boy showed up. Then they both sat there and waited as the bus was 20 minutes late.
The Bus Stop Or Was It
I walked around the area as if I were a neighborhood walker (you aren’t fooling anyone Lee) for as long as I could then finally just stood there and stared. I had sweat clinging to my body and felt disgusting. It was only 9am. I mean how long was I supposed to fake walk in 100 degree heat? At this point I’m nervous that somehow we misunderstood the 2 pieces of paper, one web site and actual voice mail left by the bus driver. Are we in the wrong spot?
Finally the other kid’s parents must have driven up and they had a conversation. I saw Jason go get his backpack and put it on and I thought “He wouldn’t dare get in this person’s car would he?” I just fake walked for a lot longer than my body can handle and now I’d have to Barry Allen run to keep my child from a stranger danger situation! But he didn’t, thank goodness. Still they waited. Jason started walking towards me with the “WTF” hands and I waved him to go back and wait. The bus was just running late.
Fly Away Little Bird
FINALLY it showed up and off he went. I must admit I cried a little and I have no idea why. Totally not my style.
Then the bus turned towards me and I was like “Ugh, act normal, act normal keep walking, try not to look too fat, stop crying.” I also didn’t factor in the bus driving by our home when we walked the opposite direction to the bus stop.
This one goes out to the Moms. Feel my pain, hold my hand, then we can celebrate!