Friday, March 31, 2017
The Forgotten Brother
My kids get the bus to school, but when the weather is nice they prefer to walk. Since they are bussers, days they walk I need to send a note to their teacher letting them know that the kids will not be taking the bus home. When this happens, Mr. J picks Mr. K up at the primary door and they come home together.
Tuesday afternoon (10 minutes after the bell rang) I received a call from the office - Mr. J forgot to pick up Mr. K. He hadn't arrived home from school yet, so I told the secretary I would come and get Mr. K once Mr. J got home. I went outside to wait, and we headed off. As we were driving to the school, I saw a little boy that reminded me of Mr. K. Then I looked closer, and the woman he was with was Mr. J's teacher and it actually WAS Mr. K.
Apparently he was really worried that I would be worried (even though they had spoken to me) and the teacher said she would walk him home. When I got home, there was a missed call from the school. I imagine the secretary was calling me back to tell me this, but I had already left.
Mr. J was pretty upset that he wasn't able to walk home for the rest of the week. If it was honestly a mistake, then I would have let him continue with his routine. However, I have my suspicions that he purposely forgot because he wanted to walk home by himself....of course, he would never admit that to me.