I read an article today from The Dallas Morning News, and they were talking about how 75% of Parents surveyed drive their kids to school. Some said it was because of safety concerns, while other parents said it is more convenient.  This to me,  is a sad situation.

Riding the school bus is a right of passage every kid should experience.  Who can forget running top speed after the bus, your back pack spilling and that day's lunch rolling behind you. Or the time you would would get stuck on the seat right above the wheel....although some kids loved the sudden jolt, it made me car sick.  We all  remember the dreaded saw dust that the driver had to throw on the floor to cover up ...well you know.  Ahhhh the school bus ....really makes me yearn for those days again......o.k. not so much.