So earlier this week this mama bear got all riled up. Lucy has been having some issues on the school bus. She is on the bus for one hour every morning from daycare to school. I've always felt bad about her having such a long ride before a long day of school. A couple weeks ago Lucy got into trouble for spitting on the bus. The details from Lucy are fuzzy, although normally Lucy will tell the truth even if the truth doesn't exactly 'set her free'. All I know is that both Lucy and the staff at her school reported that the driver was really mean about the incident and unnecessarily rough with Lucy.
So my radar went off when Lucy asked me rather randomly if I drooled when I slept. "Why do you ask Lucy?" Her eyes dropped and tears welled up in her eyes "I fell asleep on the bus today and I drooled and I think the driver is mad at me that I spit". During this conversation she also let it out that some of the kids (k-8th grade) on the bus are mean to her. The next morning during drop off some kid makes a remark about Lucy being there, my strong sassy girl immediately shrunk back against a wall and those tears started welling up again. UGH.
at 7:26 that morning I posted this: "Does anyone know anyone in s.Minneapolis that can provide before school childcare.from 7:45 till around 930ish? Lucy is struggling with an hour long bus ride and i'm struggling with her sadness" on my facebook page.
and at 9:57 the same morning I got this reply "Where do you live Stacy? Believe it or not my kiddos don't start until 9:40 so it might work..." um. thanks Heather! Lucy now will spend her two before school hours at a home with a family I know and respect.
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