We’ve had a surprisingly dry winter here in Seattle but this morning it was raining. I asked my daughter if she still wanted to take the bus and she didn’t hesitate one bit, she was game.
Today was a “show and tell” day for at preschool and she had selected her favorite kitty Sophie to show to the class. Sophie is a “furreal” friend. A mechanical cat that looks and sounds pretty much like a real cat. We generally don’t allow it to leave the house as it freaks people out, but today was special. So Sophie, my daughter and I packed up for the city bus.
Just like last time the walk to the bus stop was the most exciting part of the trip. While we didn’t find any money today we did find a tiny slug which captured her imagination for quite some time at the bus stop. So much so she really wanted to take it home. After getting slug goo all over our hands we boarded our bus, driven again by Michael.
This bus was the latest bus I’ve ridden so far. It was 17 minutes late. According to my handy iPhone app which can track the buses via GPS the next bus was behind it only by 2 minutes. I asked Michael what the deal was and he claimed there was a bunch of construction traffic he ran into. While we got to preschool on time I could imagine this being very stressful if your counting on the bus to get you to an appointment. Michael said they have a saying “We might not be on time, but we will be safe”.
Bussing to preschool is quickly becoming a thing my daughter looks forward too and I’m really excited to share with her the notion that a car is just one of many ways we can get around.