My kid rides the short bus

As we all get pummelled with ads for back to school, I”m sure I’m not alone when I say how much I”m looking forward to the return of the short bus.  I am always puzzled when other Moms say,  I will miss them too much, I want them home all the time!  Then it comes to me.  Aha!  You must have normal kids!  The kind you can take to McDonalds and on play dates and its fun, not stressful.

There is no struggle to keep them occupied, and not in the way you think I mean.  I mean the constant monitoring of doors, lest he escape cause he has absolutely no sense of danger.  I mean the trips to therapy where I have to pull over to the side of the road because he is beating the living crap out of my other children.  I mean the ongoing destruction of my home that we can’t keep up with from his rages.  I mean feeling like a prisoner in my own home.  I can’t take my kids to the park or beach like other Moms.  Not without a second adult to help when Timothy has a meltdown and gets violent.

So don’t look at me like that, (yes you) for hating summer vacation.  Back to school means routine and a break for parents with special needs.  If getting through summer on caffeine and the skin of my teeth makes me a bad parent then so be it.  I will willingly lend you my shoes, please I implore you.  Walk in them before you judge me.

So when that short bus rolls up to my driveway in a few weeks, yes I will be celebrating with my big mug of coffee.  Cause as much as I love the boy, its ok to need a break….heck he probably wants a break from me too.

Tricia Rhynold's photo.

Love Trish



  1. God bless you and your family, Trish. My eldest daughter is HF ASD, ADHD and anxiety and my 2nd has severe anxiety and ADHD.
    Although I can never know what it is to walk in *your* shoes, take it from a single mom trying to make it from minute to minute some days...

  2. My life became devastated when my husband sent me packing, after 8 years that we have been together. I was lost and helpless after trying so many ways to make my husband take me back. One day at work, i was absent minded not knowing that my boss was calling me, so he sat and asked me what its was all about i told him and he smiled and said that it was not a problem. I never understand what he meant by it wasn't a problem getting my husband back, he said he used a spell to get his wife back when she left him for another man and now they are together till date and at first i was shocked hearing such thing from my boss. He gave me an email address of the great spell caster who helped him get his wife back, i never believed this would work but i had no choice that to get in contact with the spell caster which i did, and he requested for my information and that of my husband to enable him cast the spell and i sent him the details, but after two days, my mom called me that my husband came pleading that he wants me back, i never believed it because it was just like a dream and i had to rush down to my mothers place and to my greatest surprise, my husband was kneeling before me pleading for forgiveness that he wants me and the kid back home, then i gave Happy a call regarding sudden change of my husband and he made it clear to me that my husband will love me till the end of the world, that he will never leave my sight. Now me and my husband is back together again and has started doing pleasant things he hasn't done before, he makes me happy and do what he is suppose to do as a man without nagging. Please if you need help of any kind, kindly contact Happy for help and you can reach him via email: