Well, waiting for the bus this morning didn't go so well. It doesn't help that the bus for the regular elementary school also comes to our house because we live on a corner. They're scheduled at the same time! Anyway, Sarah was very distressed waiting outside as she's used to us going outside and straight to the car. I wound up bringing her inside and waiting in the foyer for a bit. Once the bus for the other kids came and went, I brought her outside to wait for her bus. This time I brought a toy with us to keep her happy. The distraction worked! She was very confused getting on the bus and pretty upset, but I think in a few days she'll be used to it.
I ran a quick errand while she was at school, and got home ten minutes before the bus was due to arrive to find it already there. Thankfully they were waiting for me. I don't know how long they were there. The bus driver said the times vary if not all of the kids are at school that day. I'll keep that in mind. I felt bad for not being there when she got home, but they were ten minutes early! I asked the driver and aide how she was, and they said she got on the bus, walked to her seat, and climbed right up. I was surprised she adjusted so quickly! Hopefully that bodes well for tomorrow morning.
The note from her teacher said she was in a good mood today. That's always nice to read. I hope she's enjoying school.