I have always been a big proponent of public transportation – especially the school bus. I always rode it as a child and my kids have always ridden it too, even in kindergarten.
However, about three weeks ago we decided to take a break from the riding the school bus and it has had some interesting effects on our lives.
A few weeks back Walsh was being a little too rambunctious on the bus in the afternoons and was getting into trouble. (This was around the time that it had been so cold for so many weeks and I think they just needed to get out more and play.) We have a lovely bus driver who was very patient with him, but I think we were both tired of talking about him being turned around in his seat or playing rough.
So I decided that I would drop the kids off in the morning and then we would walk as far as we could home in the afternoon. We only have sidewalks about halfway to our house. So I park my car in a neighborhood at the end of the sidewalk. I stroll the baby to the