Bus driver said no eating/food on the bus

@heaven11 (1161)
United States
October 11, 2008 2:20am CST
My 3 1/2 year old is in preschool they do have a bus that picks him up at the end of our road they vary in times well this morning we were running a bit late and my son is one who has to eat as soon as he gets up or he thinks hes kust dying of strvation anyways since we were running late I grabed him a poptart thinking he would have time to eat it while we waited for the bus well imagine the bus got there as soon as he opened it well I told him he could take it with him well we step on the bus and she says now you know you cant eat on the bus give it back to your mom it aggervated me because the bus is usually later than they were this morning and not only that they still had an hour befor they would feed him and my poor little guy was hungry do you think its right or wrong
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@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
why they dont allow to eat on the bus how special that bus is that they will not allow the hungry people to eat. well i cannot ride that bus is which i will not feel better to reach to my distination if i dont eat food on the bus.
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@heaven11 (1161)
• United States
12 Oct 08
thanks for the response patzel88
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
11 Oct 08
of course i would agree let him eat but you know how the schools are about rules they feel if they break one they may have to break them all.i feel for the little guy he had go to school hungry so people are upset when they don,t eat breakfast you see a big change after they eat.sorry what happen
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@heaven11 (1161)
• United States
12 Oct 08
Hi annjilena Yes breakfast has a big impact on there acton/partcaption during the day I just felt so badly I sent my baby to school hungry in away it was my fault because I didnt hear the alarm as soon as I should have
@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
11 Oct 08
I would not make a fuss out of this if it is a short drive to school. However if it is a long drive to school I would talk to the bus driver and try to explain to him that your son wakes up so early that sometimes it s hard for him to have food at home before leaving for school. Educate your son to keep tidy and pack all the food wrappings and throw them in a bin to help the driver to keep the bus tidy. I don't blame the driver to have this rule since he has to keep the bus tidy! I went in UK on buses and they don't allow food either.
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@heaven11 (1161)
• United States
12 Oct 08
Hi ronaldinu Its not the drive is so long its that they get there at 8:00 and dont serve breakfast til 8:30 an I know to us that isnt that big of a deal but to a 3 1/2 year old it is
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
11 Oct 08
well I think there is eating and there is eating, a pop tart is not like opening a bag of fish and chips but then I guess it would be hard for the bus company to stipulate what is ok or not, I think maybe the rule was probably brought in because of the people who eat and leave a mess but a pop tart when the mother is there is a bit rough I think...
@heaven11 (1161)
• United States
12 Oct 08
Hi lilaclady well it is a school bus so I wasnt on it but still Ifelt that him eating a poptart would not hurt him but I guess I can see food is food but still he was hungry and it really hurt my feelings when I had to leave my child hungry