Wild Wednesday

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Wild Wednesday
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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 9:43am

So, work has been reletively quiet this week, as I'm holed up working on budget stuff.

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:04am
I relate ...it seems like a least three times a week i have to get kids at different places at the same time.. this year my elementary middleschoolers have to take the bus home so i can get my H.S from school in another town/county. They do not like it but they are adjusting they have no choice.
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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:21am
My DD just started HS this year and she is going to a catholic school about 20-30 minutes drive. She can take a public bus home, but hasn't really "learned" how to do that yet. We carpool in the morning with my niece and another friend who are both involved with sports right now. My DD is now in the school play. So afternoons have been difficult getting everyone home. When my niece is through with soccer, she is going to ride the bus with my DD so she can learn the ropes. Once we get her doing that, I think things will be easier.

I don't think she is happy about riding the bus, but when I was in HS, I liked it. It gave me freedom. I could go places and not have to rely on my parents' availability. I hope she figures that out.
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Registered: 02-24-2010
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:27am

OUr busy night was last night.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:37am
If we had public transportation i would probably have my H.S on it too ...it sounds like a fabulous plan...my guy would be all for it...we live way way out in the country there is none.
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Registered: 10-11-2011
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:37am

No busy nights this week :)

With both kids not really in many activities (besides school things and friends) this season, the running around isn't too bad.

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:51am

My dd is the same age and she has been resistent to taking the city bus home when she has an activity and it's difficult for us to get her.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:56am

OH yea....fall is a crazy busy time of year!

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:58am

Because we live in a city, dd started using public transportation solo when she was about 12. It was great.

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:59am
We used to have a small circulator bus that went around two three major shopping areas (two malls and a target/walmart mecca.) Last summer, as my girls and the neighbor girls were approaching their 6th & 8th grade years, I thought I'd teach them how to ride it so that they could go to the malls during summer break when parents were working and they were "bored". They cancelled that bus right before summer started......grumble, grumble.....
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Registered: 03-29-1999
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 11:03am
I was taking the bus some at that age too. This city is not known for public transit, but I grew up on a major bus line. Since there were several places I could go without even transferring, my mother had me taking the bus to music lessons and my sister's house when I was around 12. Once I figured out how to transfer when I was in HS, the city opened up to me.

We live in the same bus line, but the number of routes and actual buses available is a lot less than it was when I was young. It's rather frustrating.

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