It’s Friday! Usually this didn’t really matter to me since I’m a stay at home mom, but now that I have to get my kid on the bus at 7:15 in the morning, I’ve been having to wake up with an alarm. I hate 6 a.m. Have I mentioned that I’m not a morning person? My father used to wake me up every morning, even into the high school years, in a jolly good mood that made me grumble under my breath. Now I have a husband who comes and shakes me if I don’t get out of bed after shutting off the alarm. He too is ridiculously cheerful and laughs at my grumbling. A girl just can’t catch a break!
Other than adjusting to the earlier wake up, I am trying to learn bus stop small talk etiquette. Can I please not have to talk about the weather every morning? Really. I don’t mind silence. I guess I’m anti-social, but when the sun has barely risen and I’m not quite awake, I really don’t want to have to talk to anyone.
Caylie got off the bus yesterday afternoon. It was pouring, so I had driven to the bus stop. As we were pulling away, I mentioned to Caylie that I noticed that her little friend from up the street hadn’t been sitting with her on the bus the last two days. I asked her if she knew why and Caylie said, “Yeah, she said I’m annoying and stupid, so now I have to sit alone on the bus.” Wow. Talk about a gut punch. I felt so bad for her, especially since she told me in such a straightforward way that her “best friend” was mean to her. Kids suck. And girls are mean. I just didn’t realize that 5 year old girls could be mean too.