Tuesday, April 29, 2008


One of the things I do on my job each day is drive the school bus. I drop kids off at three different schools in the mornings and pick up from one school in the afternoon. I really enjoy doing this. At first I was very nervous about being entrusted with the lives of these kids each day on the busy roads. But each time I put the key in the ignition I pray to God to keep us safe. Driving the bus helps to break up my day and gives me a small break from my crazy classroom. I love listening to the children talk. They are all elementary school age and many times the talk is funny and innocent. They talk about American Idol and nose picking. At other times their words seem wise beyond their years. They talk about God and death. I remember one day a little girl was talking to her friend and she said, "You know, if you make fun of someone or talk mean you are also being mean to God because what ever you do to someone you do to God." Two of my afternoon kids play their recorders on the ride. I have heard When the Saints Go Marching In over and over. I will miss all of these times. Here are a few pictures of some of my younger riders. My bus carries 14 kids but I did not have time to get many pictures.
Ok, so I deleted the photos of the kids. I thought it might not be a good idea to post them without the parents permission. However, I will show one because I know her family.


Sharon said...

Oh, Sondra, that is too bad that you won't be seeing the precious children anymore! That little girl is darling! Your stories are great! They were so lucky to have you as a bus driver and that you pray for them before you start the bus, that is awesome!

Have a fun evening!


Feathering My Nest said...

I didn't know you also had driven the bus. I'm sad for you to miss those darling children. They will miss you too. I still remember my bus driver when I was in grade school. You were interested in their little lives, so naturally they are going to be devistated when a new person takes over, if that new person is an old man who doesn't care. That's what happened to me :( Happy Wednesday to you dear.


jennifer said...

Kids make anything special, even work. LOL

My mom drives a school bus and she talks about those kids like they are her grandchildren. She says I yell at them and we all love each other ( were you a yelling bus driver? "Sit down and hush. I am not taking you home until you are sitting and quiet?)

Keep us posted on your next adventure!