🚎 BUS TRAINING IN FULL SWING!
Please read if you want to support Sarina!😇
Sarina is back in college. Her second semester started last week.
We added a new step into independence:
She wants to get around town on her own. Bus training was needed!
Within a week Sarina managed to ride the bus to college alone!😳 . Surprised I savored that victory. Her mobility coach gave the green flag after a few days of training.
It's a long ride, 21 stops and 45 minutes long. Sarina needs to change bus at the transit mall.... a place I am not fond of...too loud, too many busses, too many people.
The first day she did it alone I shadowed her in my car. Only to get flagged down at that busy place. I was not supposed to drive into the transit mall🤓...my small 2-seater couldn't compete with the buses. I hope my husband is not reading this.
We have lovely people in Santa Rosa. They understood why I was there😆 and guided me out. Of course, I lost Sarina in the process.
I am glad I have grown my surrender muscle💪🏼 through the years. It got a good workout that day!
I drove to college to see her arrive. I didn't know which bus she would catch. Would she be in the right one and arrive on time? Head high, a smile on her face she did!
Of course, I was hiding!
She dropped me this text😆 :
"DARLING I'D LOVE A SEPHORA GIFT CARD🎁 FOR 🐣. I MADE IT, I ARRIVED! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE." now that's Sarina💗
🙏🏼 NOW COMES MY WISH FOR YOUR SUPPORT:
On the way home, she gets lost. The last eight stops or so look all the same. Trees... houses. No real landmark. She misses to get off. It already happened a few times.
Her brain turns off in no time and focus is gone.
The problem is, Sarina is very frustrated by this. "I know the route, I know exactly what to do and then... this brain just stops paying attention...Mschin... (that's me) help! I cannot let that happen."
I would be totally fine to leave this for now. Sarina can take the bus there, and I pick her up on the way home.
No way. She won't have it.
1. she doesn't get the certificate she is after.
2. she likes her coach, and if she can't master this, the coach is in trouble with the hierarchy from above😐
3. independence is at stake
I wrecked my brain, drove the stretch a few times, discussed it with smart people who should know. No solution.
Last night I got an idea. Two hours ago we put it into action!
I bought a bunch of glitter ribbon, and we hung them on the light poles close to her home station. Red and purple and pink, her colors.
I🍀 I pray no one is taking them down.
🍀 I pray she can spot the ribbons on time.
🍀 I pray she get's off that bus.
✊🏼✌🏼TOMORROW, FRIDAY AROUND 2:45 PM P.T., please send her 💗
🇩🇪 that's midnight for my German peeps.
🕛 Mitternacht in Deutschland🤞🏼✊🏼
I'll keep in touch! 💗