Friday, April 20, 2012

The Bus Stop Bully That Wasn't

This morning, like nearly all mornings for the last 5 weeks, I walked our little guy to the bus. Right on time, the bus pulled up and all the kids at rushed towards the door forming a relatively neat single file line. I don't want to brag, but consistently our little guy is first in line. And he was today.

Then, all of a sudden, this older kid walks up and inserts himself between our guy and the door.

Oh No He Didn't! I'm thinking. What, you think just because you're bigger than the other kids you can cut in line? Not Cool Man.

Within a few moments the door opened up, and all the kids boarded. As they did, the bigger kid stepped aside. All of a sudden, the green safety sash he was wearing made sense - he was acting a safety office for the bus stop (why he hadn't been doing this the last few weeks, I don't know). Apparently, this was a bullying false alarm.

Our guy got on first, and grabbed the seat right behind the driver like always. The safety office/big kid, got on last.

Yet another reminder that I mostly have no idea what the heck I'm doing in the world of 7 year olds, and that doing more listening/observing than talking at this stage is probably a good thing. Oh, and apparently I need to chill at the bus stop.

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