KidC has to catch the bus for summer school this year. We bought him a bus pass and the DH had plans to take him around, show him the best route to school, and then step back and watch him enjoy the independence.
His classes don’t start until next week, so this week, he come into town with the girls and me, and the plan was for him to help me out with my classes. However, after being encouraged by my new student helper (who moved here three years ago from Philadelphia), he decided on Tuesday morning to catch the bus himself. According to Google Maps, Kahala Mall was only ten minutes away. An easy ride with a Barnes and Noble at the destination. No problem.
Off he went.
About an thirty minutes I get a text: “I think I screwed up, I am in the central business district in town, have not seen kahala mall yet, if need pick up will call.”
Thinking he was headed through Waialae, going past all the businesses and store shops, I replied: “Keep going. You should get there soon. You have to pass all those places. Did you pass Zippy’s?”
His reply: “Idk, but I’m in Chinatown.”
Whaat?!?! Here’s the text exchange that went on until he finally made it back to Sacred Hearts.
He totally went in the opposite direction of his destination. In fact, he was half-way home!
Thank goodness he remained calm and it did not deter his spirits. The next day, with his dad, he did a practice run to summer school. Then on Thursday, made a “bus buddy” with my dad and finally made it to Kahala Mall where they sat at Barnes and Noble, iPad, Nook, and hot spot. They enjoyed each other’s company enough that today they’ll start at Pearlridge Mall and ride to Kapolei for a graduation luncheon we’ll attend. He’s excited and for $30 a month, really, we can’t go wrong!