What’s Happening?

Every day as a preschool bus driver is a new adventure. Below is just a sample of some things I have witnessed over the last couple of months.

✅ “Steve” and his family were finally able to move from a small duplex where they were living with another family, into their own place.  As you can imagine, they needed many household and baby items. Within a matter of days Bethany Lutheran Church (our landlord) was able to round up everything they needed.  It took multiple trips but Yeymi & I were blessed to be the delivery crew. 

✅ Every time that “Annie” gets on the bus her mom (or grandma)  says a quick prayer over her.

✅ “Ms. Barbie, you are invited to my birthday”!  For a variety of reasons, I cannot attend but it’s very sweet to be asked

✅ A couple of the kiddos give me a hug every time they get on the bus.

✅ Yeymi & I finally figured out how to keep  backpacks from ending up on the floor…every single day!

✅ After a week of gross things (aka body “fluids”) on the windows, seats & floor of the bus, Yeymi & I were able to laugh at how truly crazy things had been.

✅ “Who likes ____?” – a game the kids invented.  I am learning a lot about what is important to each member of the Bus 13 crew.

✅ I have a student who calls me “Mr. Bus”.  This moniker brings a smile to my face every day.

✅ Even the non-verbal students  respond with a loud “HERE” when I am taking attendance.

✅ We love playing “who’s-next?”. It’s a simple way to work on math sequencing as the route progresses.

✅ Every time we drive past houses that are decorated for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas, I hear shreaks of joy. Sometimes I intentionally go a different way just so I can show the children another holiday display. Oh, what fun!

✅ “Gabrielle” doesn’t say much. I have only ever heard her say four words – her name, good Morning, “here”, and GRANDPA. It is very clear that she has a special relationship with her grandpa.

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Yes, driving a bus full of preschoolers can be exhausting, stressful, and at times maddening. But it can also be very rewarding and the best part of my day.

16 comments

  1. Thank you so much for giving us a glimpse of your bus experiences. I love this Barb! Those kids are blessed to be on your bus!

    Barb thank you so much for the card, it was perfect timing as I’ve been in quarantine with Covid and have had to keep distance from my family. That warmed my heart reading that card, such a God thing.❤️❤️❤️

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