Transport – Tues 1st Nov 2016

By | November 1, 2016

Yes, transport.  Finally and thankfully D now has home-school transport whilst I’m recovering from my double-feet operation.

It hasn’t been without stress (bucketloads) as the “powers that be” firstly said “no”, then once we’d appealed said that she could have transport but from a bus stop half an hour’s walk away and, lastly, after some high-up intervention, door-to-door transport was finally sorted late last week.

The relief is immense (to put it mildly), we’d been sent some work home for D which she enjoyed completing and I enjoyed explaining the tasks and guiding her, but she was majorly missing not only the routine of school but also the social aspect of seeing her classmates abs interacting with them.  There’s also the advantage for me that I can de-stress and carry on my recovery knowing that she’s settled at school – because she does enjoy it on the whole.

But then…hmm…transport, D is extremely good at bottling up her emotions during the day and then – whoosh! – out they come at home time! How would that manifest with then getting onto a school bus? Would she be okay? We had little positive chats about scenarios and how, if she did feel upset, to just hold it in for a while longer and then let me know once she gets home.

Know what? It’s been great so far.  We wait outside the house in the morning, fortunately we have a bench by the front door so that I can sit down before my toes feel like they’re going to explode (they don’t like being unelevated) and I’m either there again at the end of her school day or just inside the door in a wheelchair.  Visually there for D and it means that the escort saves a few seconds by seeing her to the garden.  Today D skipped along the pavement, laughing with the escort, very happy.  

I know it’s early days and there will be days at school where she hasn’t been happy when she’ll feel that urge to bolt or squeeze those emotions out on me but, so far, D is coping with a pretty major change to her routine and – fingers crossed – it’s going really well.  It helps massively that she knows the other children on the bus and there’s a couple in her class, including her “boyfriend”.

Happy days and yes, a #SSAmazingAchievement for D here.

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Mummy Times Two on 2nd November 2016 at 7:06 pm.

That is a fantastic achievement, transport can be so hard for children at first so it’s amazing she’s taken to it so well. I hope your recovery continues to go well x
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Jeannette on 2nd November 2016 at 8:30 pm.

Thanks for commenting, it’s such a weight off my mind that she’s okay with this pretty major change x


Jeannette on 8th November 2016 at 7:59 pm.

Thank you, it definitely helps that she knows children on the bus 🙂 my recovery is slow but steady x


Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One on 2nd November 2016 at 8:40 pm.

Sounds like you’ve had a bit of a nightmare getting things sorted. I’m so pleased for you that D is coping ok with it all. What a star x
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Jeannette on 8th November 2016 at 7:59 pm.

Thanks Mary, she is an absolute star, very proud of her X


Karen on 6th November 2016 at 11:14 am.

Why do *they* have to make everything so difficult? I’m glad you got it sorted in the end and that at the moment she’s happy 🙂


Jeannette on 8th November 2016 at 7:58 pm.

Thanks Karen, there’s been a distinct lack of common sense throughout but she’s extremely happy now. I can foresee plenty of moans and groans once we’re back to rainy school runs!!


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