Friday, September 21, 2007

I Must Stick to My Guns

The issue?

Tori getting the bus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Due to her problems this is a major problem for her. K took her on a dummy run in the summer, catching the bus from the local town all the way up to Swindon, then from there to college and back again. Telling her where to ding the bell etc. etc.

Today T doesn't need to be in college till 1pm and asked for a lift, I said 'no'. So she had a choice, go in with Dad at 7am or get the bus. She chose to get the bus. I've said I will put her on the right bus at our end, this bus terminates at the Bus Station, where she gets off, she then has to find by either remembering or asking where she gets the number 14 or 15 to the college!!!
This is the bit she is worried about, the asking and the dinging of the bell at the right place to get off!! She has been told she has to ding the bell after the roundabout that takes you to the cinema, but between the petrol station and the traffic lights that come after this roundabout, but, should she miss it and see the college whizzing past just get straight up and ding the bell and get off at the next stop and walk back!!!!!
As I've said it is very hard to get lost in the UK!

I must not give in!
I must not give in!
I must not give in!

I hate this part of being a mum!!!!!!!

My baby!

Part 2

Spent the morning talking through everything, reassuring her she couldn't get lost. Then told her if really, really necessary I would come and rescue her 'but' only after we had spoken through any possible problems on our mobiles!!!

So we get to the bus stop and she says 'you can go now'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I get 2 texts and then a call saying she was there! Piece of cake!!

Kids hey!!!


Sheila said...

Well done Tori.
Hopefully this will now give her the confidence and reassurance she needs to make this trip alone.
I'm happy for her.

mrsnesbitt said...

GReat Stuff!
It would have been so easy for you to give in, so this must be a great relief!

The beauty of the mobile phone eh!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Well done Libby for sticking to your guns and Tori for getting to college by bus!!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

You're so lucky to have a bus service available so she can get to where she wants to be. When YoungerSon was at Uni, it was a 1-1/2 hour drive there and the same back... there was a bus service but it would have taken over 4 hours! Easier to drive.

Allotment Lady said...

Isn't that always the way. We put ourselves through emotional 'hell' at times with our children - and 99% of the time it all turns out fine in the end.

(Says on who is going through some at the mo!)

Scarecrow said...

Hopefully you'll both feel better about the bus next time!

Mobiles are handy aren't they! :)

RUTH said...

I'm glad she made it ok. Well done Tori and well done you too!