...on a field trip with out me.
Today all four kindergarten classes at our school went on a field trip to the zoo. All 80 kids road on one bus while the parents that were chaperoning carpooled together in cars. On the way back that big yellow Mac truck in the photo swerved to miss something on the freeway and side swiped the bus with our babies. I'm really glad he missed that piece of tire tread in the road, whew. Hmmm tire tread or bus full of kids?
Everyone was fine, it just scraped the paint along side the bus and completely broke the big mirror on the truck. What was even worse was that it was 100 degress here in Northern Cali and there was no AC on the bus and the bus couldn't leave until the CHP got there to make a report which took them I think about 25 min to half an hour. You would think that with a bus full of 80 kindergartners they would have been there immediately.
Then our babies had to sit on the bus on the busy freeway and let me just say that the parents were getting upset that the wouldn't let them get these kids to safely off the highway. Finally the sergeant came and had the bus get back on the highway, take the next exit and pull in to the mall parking lot where they had to get each of the 80 kids names and birth-dates. I was so thankful that they drove them to a safer spot to do the report and I have to say the teachers , who were they only adults on the bus were amazing. They sang and played games with the kids to keep them from going crazy. It could have been UGLY! 80 5 and 6 year olds that are already worn out from a day at the zoo in a 100 degrees on a bus with no AC, having to sit down and not get up. They were troopers and the teachers were angels.
I have watched one to many of those highway crash shows and was not liking those babies sitting on the edge of that busy highway! Ugh. But my sweet Jumpy kid is now snuggled safely in to his bed and I will be for sure going on every field trips for the rest of his life. Would it be wrong for me to chaperone his honey moon? Ok just kidding about that last part... I think.