Confessions Of A School Bus Driver – The Rowdy Bunch

ConfessionsofaSchoolBusDriver - The Rowdy Bunch

Lately, I’ve been picking up an extra route to increase my savings. I have been doing this one route that is only out of one school. It has 9 students, 8 stops. At first, I was a bit worried being put on a route with that many stops and not know where I am going. Luckily, I found out it was much easier that I thought.

I get to the school and await my passengers. Oh, by the way, this route has one of our brand new buses assigned to it. First time driving one of them, and it was amazing.

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Potty Training Can Make A Grown Woman Cry

My youngest (but not for long) is just over 3 years old. He is very smart (I know many parents say that about their own kids, but it’s true). But he can be a stubborn ass.

Potty Training Can Make A Grown Woman Cry

There has been a few times now we attempted potty training with him. With our first son, we had a few struggles, but he got it down pretty quick. Francis (our youngest) on the other hand, seems to be testing how far my patience will go.

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Confessions Of A School Bus Driver – Baseball And Sing-Alongs

ConfessionsofaSchoolBusDriver - Baseball and Sing-Alongs

I was covering a shift in the afternoon one day. I had my two back seat drivers with me and we were on our way to drop our last student off at their stop.

5 minutes before I get there I hear dispatch chirp over the radio that they needed someone to cover a charter immediately. After a few minutes of silence they chirped again, repeating the message. Since I was going to be done soon, I figured since nobody was taking it, I’ll do it.

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Confessions Of A School Bus Driver – No Need For Daycare

ConfessionsofaSchoolBusDriver- No Need For Daycare

Everyone knows how expensive Daycare can be. To be honest, if I brought my two boys to Daycare, I would basically be going to work just to pay for Daycare. That doesn’t make any sense.

I am lucky enough to have a job that I can bring my kids with me to work. Yes! I don’t have to pay for Daycare! This takes away a huge burden on our budget. I also don’t have to worry about strangers watching my kids, or drive time to daycare that takes time out of my day.

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Dreading the Results – 3 Hour Glucose Test

My third pregnancy. It’s been a struggle since the beginning. But I never thought I’d be sitting at the lab, awaiting for my finger to be poked every hour for 3 hours after drinking that nasty sugary solution, again. The 1 – hour was bad enough! My previous pregnancies passed the 1 – hour glucose with flying colors, and I was so certain it would be the same this time around.

Dreading The Results - 3 Hour Glucose Test

(Not the most flattering picture)

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Let It Out Thursday – A Week Is Missing

I know, I know. I missed last week. With Easter weekend and getting my husband ready for his guy’s weekend, I had ran out of time. So, now I am playing catch – up.

This week has been pretty brutal in terms of the pregnancy. What a way to start off my third trimester. I ended up not going to my physical therapy appointment because I was in so much pain. The past few nights I guess I have been sleeping better in the sense that I haven’t been tossing around throughout the night. But then that leads to very painful, burning hips in the morning. Apparently, staying in one spot all night isn’t helpful. I also felt a very strong painful crack in my hip/tailbone area. I let out a very strange squeal that made my husband laugh.

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Confessions Of A School Bus Driver – Last Day Of School

ConfessionsofaSchoolBusDriver - Last Day Of School

Okay, It’s not the end of the school year, yet. But since it is coming around the corner I’ve been thinking about the last day of school.

Last year I think was my most brutal year thus far. You get an attachment to the kids you’ve brought to or from school throughout the school year. Even though they may have only been on my bus for 10 minutes a day, I still enjoy seeing them and await the stories they can’t wait to tell about.

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I Am Not A Supermom

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You read that title right. I am not one of those moms who seem to be able to do every single thing imaginable all at once while keeping her family AND herself together. Okay, maybe that’s throwing too much into one pot, but the point is I don’t see myself being like many of my friends who do have umpteen things and come on top of it all like a boss.

But when I least expect it, I am told I’m a supermom, too. And I can’t help but internally ask, why? Is it because my kids aren’t starving and have meat on their bones? That my youngest son has a clean diaper on? Or that my oldest son knows his numbers, shapes, letters and colors?

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