Have you ever had to walk your child to school since they missed their bus?

@cream97 (29168)
United States
October 10, 2010 9:02am CST
I have had to walk my oldest daughter to school last week. Her bus came a couple of minutes earlier one morning. Me and her walked to her school. It took us 20 minutes to get to her school. It was a quick and fast walk. We cut through a back road, just to walk on so that she would get to school on time. There were not that many cars that came on this road too. It was early in the morning then. It felt good to walk. I needed the exercise anyway. It was not very cold outside. We both had on our hoods, on our head from our jackets. It was not breezy at all. It was cool, with some sun that was out. It felt good, knowing that I found a way for my daughter to get to school on that morning. My son missed his bus too on this same morning. The girl that lived in front of our building was nice enough to take him to school. So, both of my kids missed their school buses by a few minutes on Thursday. But the great thing about it as that both of them were able to get to school that very same day. And they both rode their buses back home that afternoon too.
4 responses
• United States
1 Jan 11
Once upon a time when I was a little kid, my mom actually walked me to school. It was a hideous thing to do to a five year old. We walked on the side of the road in waist high grass. And, we were still late for school. Later, after I grew up, I wondered why she had wanted us out of the house so desperately that day. People have their secrets.
@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Oct 10
My daughter has. I used to walk to school when there weren't buses. He misses it because he won't get up and get ready in time. He doesn't listen and will not do what he is told. So, consequently he has to walk to school. Hopefully he will do better this week and be a good kid since it is almost his birthday.
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Oct 10
hi cream nope never had to do that but for the first month of kindergarten I had to w alk my little son to the bus and literaly shove him up the steps and him trying to get back down. so once he got to know his teacher he sort of fell in love with her and was glad to go to kindergarten. cream its so funny here he is visiting me last night and'he' is no little kid, he will be 52 in June lord time has flown by and yet he does some little boy things like making car noises and other such stuff. I guess in most men there are some little kid things still left. lol.
@erikmama (12934)
• United States
10 Oct 10
In Nashville if you live within a mile and a half ot the school your child could not ride a bus. At 5 years of age I am not sure I would have wanted to put Erik on the bus anyways, but walking that 1.25 miles 2 times a day, along with the other walking I had to do really took its toll on me.I hated doing it.My legs were so sore!