I never would have believed that I would let my three-year-old ride on a school bus. Indeed, when they first gave it as an option I immediately discounted it. Then I learned that there is an aide on the bus, and seatbelts, and only two other children, both special needs. Then I started thinking about the gas and driving 20 minutes each day, dragging Olivia out to a school that she wasn't going to, and having to leave the house before Conner catches his own bus to school.
If you were to ask Sean-Peter -- and understand what he says -- he would undoubtedly tell you that it's the best part of the whole thing. And there's no going back now: today he saw another school bus drive by our house and he started pointing and jabbering like, "Hey! Where do they think they're going! Why didn't they stop? Come back here!"
Time will tell how excited he is about it all once the novelty has worn off, but we're definitely off to a good start.