Thursday, March 04, 2010

First School Bus Ride for Joshua

Joshua on the school bus stuck in the mud
Joshua's school bus sliding in the mud. You can see Joshua leaning over the front seat for a better view.

Today was Joshua's first time riding on the school bus. Unlike most parents, I didn't get all teary eyed and snap a ton of photos of our little boy's first time on the bus. That is until I heard Edna shouting from the other room that the bus was mired in mud in front of our house. I snatched up the camera and ran to the front porch in my boxers hoping to catch some of the action. I know, I probably should have grabbed a jacket or at least a robe. Edna said I might have embarrassed Joshua. Is it embarassing to have your dad chasing after your school bus in his underwear snapping pictures? Maybe.

Anyway, we watched with sympathy and laughter as the bus driver slid around in the mud trying to free the big yellow beast. Thankfully for the driver, Joshua was his first passenger and thus he was spared further indignity. I could just make out Joshua's worried expression as the bus struggled to break free. I can't wait to hear his version of the story when he gets home from school today.

Joshua on the school bus stuck in the mud
The bus actually slid sideways before finally getting out.