I scheduled the appointment for 2:30. I notified school I was picking her up early at 1:45.
That should be plenty of time. I worked from home.
I knew Daya would be hungry, so I made her a shrimp-filled onigiri (Japanese rice ball wrapped in seaweed).
Daya's school is a very quick ride on the bus- less than 10 minutes. It's just across the neighborhood.
I planned on leaving around 1:15 but was running late, so it was more like 1:25. Still ok.
It was cold and raining and I did not bring my umbrella. Also, I was wearing my light jacket.
I just missed the bus and the next one was Very Far Away.
Ok, not too big a deal, Route #2 activated- 2 fast train stops and another quick bus ride.
I just missed THAT bus, too.
Time check: 1:38.
At this point I started to wonder if I should have just walked to her school in the first place.
20 minutes, but guaranteed. But I was COLD. And it was raining!
That stupid bus took FOREVER.
I was still waiting at 1:50.
2:15ish- arrived at school very late. Collected Daya.
Went back to the bus (a different one).
Gave Daya the rice ball. She loved it.
It was cold.
I had to call the dentist.
They said since her appointment was so short, they had someone else booked at 2:45.
Daya saw the bus she takes to dance approach. She wanted to go, so I said ok, bye.
Then I waited until my stupid bus finally showed up and I went home.
I spent 1 hour and 20 minutes freezing cold in the rain waiting for buses and going around in a pointless circle for what should have been a 10 minute trip.
The ONLY thing accomplished was that
Daya ate a rice ball
at a bus stop
waiting for a bus
she didn't even get on.
*Bus: FAIL x 2
*Rice Ball: SUCCESS
well the rice ball was successful at least