Ya know, the one I was all amped up over?
Well, it came, it went....I was all stoked to be cozy in my PJ pants & socks to work on stuff here in the house this morning. Mini-Me wasn't feeling rushed at all, especially since she'd had PLENTY of time to get ready so I didn't have to raise my voice even once! (Though we realized last minute that she didn't have snow boots yet for this year, since last year's boots were waaaaay too small, and we donated them to Goodwill at the beginning of the school year with intentions of picking up new ones. Well guess what I'd forgotten to pick up in the past 3 or 4 months since then? You got it. Snow boots. And too bad she's not in kids sizes anymore....AND her feet are even too big to wear MINE! Yikes, I never thought that day would come...ever. So instead she went in her weather-proofed hiking boots from Girls Camp.)
Well, I heard the bus pull up a few minutes early. Then I didn't hear it leave.
After a couple minutes, I glanced to see if the driver was just waiting for a few stragglers to arrive since she was there sooner than most people were expecting her. Sure enough, the bus was still there.
Oddly, there weren't any lights on or flashing on it at all.
I went about some small tasks, rechecking through the window every few minutes or so. It was still sitting there. Figured there'd already been some issues with trouble-makers this morning or something....and that's when it happened:
I got a phone call from an unfamiliar cell number....it was Mini-Me.
The bus had BROKEN DOWN!
Since she was already aboard the bus when it happened, the driver couldn't release her from the bus until I came to get her. Lol.
So, I grabbed my snowgear, my purse & keys. Then locked up Willow. Ran out to my rig to start it along with the defrost. Then I walked up to the top of our driveway so Mini-Me could get off the bus.
They did send a rescue bus for the kids who couldn't reach their parents & a maintenance crew came out to assess the problem, but there it was deserted with it's awesome orange emergency triangles up.
I decided to just drive her in to school myself, which was really okay since I needed to go pick up some snow boots for her & a few other things in town today anyhow.
So here I am, already back at the Ranch, with my in-town errands having been completely run, bad roads & all.....and there still sits that bus, on the road above our house! (Matter of fact the tow truck just showed up to haul it away in the last few minutes. Lol.)
It's kind of comical.
Of all places, in front of the Ranch. Of all times, on a 2-hr delay morning due to rotten roads and JUST after Mini-Me boards & gets seated.
(If it CAN happen, it WILL!---story of our RommaLamaDingDong life!)
I don't know why it cracks me up so much, except that it all made me very grateful for my decision to quit my FT job to be home with Mini-Me. Hard to believe it's been a year since that decision. (As in a year this week!)
What a way to celebrate an anniversary like that, then to have something big & quirky to remind me how important I still am to my daughter & her life.
Even though she's practically taller than me, wears shoes that are bigger than mine....I still feel relevant.
And I love it!