This being the third day of desire , but failed follow through I again told them ...
" when they are ready"...
They felt safe.
For those of you who know attachment disorders you will understand this
I went in the house rejoicing and praising God for the healing in my children!
This morning they were ready and boarded the bus for the first time!
I went to the school after school to make sure they were able to get on the right bus.
Then I hurried home and got the camera.
Here is the bus coming around the corner.
This was such a big step for such a small pair of legs:)
Yesterday we followed the bus to the school but today...they got on right out in the driveway!
The way home was a new adventure.
The doors opened and two very self confident, happy children who gained two inches of self esteem climbed down those big steps.
Asking if Monday they can walk home alone. Sure I told them I said go ahead now and walk home I'll meet you there.
Oh the self satisfaction courage won and a good experience mastered!
Miss Paula (the driver) asked them if they liked their bus ride and they both said "yes we did" Miss Paula asked my name and gave me guidance.
The kids need to walk a 1/4 block to the corner on Monday Morning.
Parenting success is...
when we see them gain that ability to be independent with confidence.