Monday, November 12, 2012

Update on carpool

So, I went up to have lunch with Little Elvis at school today. Cheese Puff and I sometimes go on Mondays. Little Elvis loves it, and I get to talk with his teacher.

I told her about the carpool events. She had no idea. She said she could check her tardy notes, but she doesn't think he was even tardy. She thought he was wondering about the cafeteria looking for his backpack.

Then, I talked to the office people. They said the other mother and her child found him right outside the office door. He was outside for less than a minute, and not upset at all. Just looking for his backpack.

His teacher also said she'd reinforce what I told him about being able to replace the backpack, but not him.

This makes me feel better. He was taking care of himself fairly well. He was heading to where he was supposed to go, not wondering around confused and scared. (Maybe he's not so much like me....)

The other mother promises to be on time. I've decided to continue possibly until the end of the semester. But I will stop it if they start getting late again. And once it's past a certain time, I will just take him myself. We are usually all ready anyway, I just have to change Cheese Puff out of his sleep sack to get into his carseat.

I do know this woman. I've known her most of my life, and she's not a late person, or irresponsible. She's extremely nice, and I've always liked her. The office people said she couldn't stop apologizing, and she was the same with me.

Also? Little Elvis LOVES carpooling. He and the little girl aren't the best of friends, but he likes having someone to talk with besides his mommy and brothers, I guess. He also loves sitting in the back seat and getting to get out of the hatch. And they have a minivan with a sliding door and a TV. He didn't even know those things existed. He loves that.

Thank y'all for the advice. I am hopeful that things will get better from now on. We will see.

It's been hard for me to get online with my computer recently, and I've done a bad job updating. We've had a lot of fun the past two weekends. And Cheese Puff is thisclose to crawling!


Blogger Ann Wyse said...

Oh, whew! I'm glad to hear that it wasn't quite so dramatic!

Sounds like you've got a good plan. Thanks for the update; I've been thinking about you all lots today!

9:18 PM  

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