Elie and Isaac are having a great time riding the bus together in the morning. It's really sweet to see them walk towards the waiting bus, holding hands, ready for the day. They always sit together and wave out the window as the bus leaves. And I think it's been really good for both of them to come home at different times. They each get to experience riding on the bus, all by themselves, and that is a good thing.
I often ask Elie who she sat next to on the bus ride home. She mostly was reporting that she was riding home with another first grade girl. But then....
One day she told me that Mitch sat next to her on the bus. Oh that Mitch, she said, he's so fun to sit next to and he calls another girl some silly names, even though he knows her name. Ha ha ha. Well, I happen to find Mitch a bit irritating. He is pretty obnoxious. So I said, "Mitch seems to be a little wild. Why did you want to sit next to him?" And she answers, "He's soooo funnnnnyyy!". (wild giggling followed this annoucement).
Ah and so it begins. I'm not really sure I'm ready for this.