Thursday, September 4

Uh Oh, Where's Maddy?!?

I got a bit of a fright today when I went to the bus stop to pick up Maddy. When the bus arrived, all the kids that usually get off at our stop, got off the bus, but there was no sign of him. I asked the bus driver where he was and she said "That was all the kids she picked up from school."

She paused, and I paused and I could feel my heart pounding. I pulled out my cell phone and started to call the school, when a few seconds later, he walks off the bus.
Feeling very relieved, I asked him if he was OK, and he stood there quiet, saying nothing, so I waited till we got home before I asked him again. I think he was shy to tell me when he noticed the other kids were looking at him when he got off the bus late.

Apparently, he was day dreaming about being a Tyrannosaurus Rex (his favorite dinosaur) and had not realised the bus had arrived at his stop. He said they were at the school library today and he found a reading book about Dinosaurs and couldn't stop thinking about it when he got on the bus.

I was just glad he was on there, or else I would've panicked bigtime. This has never happened before.


  1. My gosh, I was having a heart attack just reading your blog! What an awful feeling to have had!

    But I think it is so cute that he was day dreaming about a book that he had read. That's so cool! Especially since there are two librarians in the family!! Woo hoo Go Maddy!

    I hope you had a strong whisky when you got back home after that scare!!!

  2. Matthew did that once - decided to walk home instead of taking the bus. Either that or he missed the bus! Anyway - it really frightened me at the bus stop when he didn't appear. By the time I got home to get the car and rush to school - he was already home! He had to cross a very busy street (4 lanes of traffic) but of course he was already "laid back" at that age and felt it was no big deal!

  3. LOL Sach, I did feel like having something to calm my nerves.

    I'm just glad he was actually on the bus and not wondering around the school or trying to find his way home. He knows the way but has to cross a busy street too (6 lanes). I just couldn't imagine him doing that on his own.

  4. MaddysDaddy8:28 AM GMT-5

    I know MAddy would be fine if he decided to walk home on his own, I just hope he never tries to! I don't remember walking home from school on my own, was that at Las Lomas mom?


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