Do I spoil my children?
This morning, it was a frosty 14 below zero outside. That's air temps- not counting the wind chill. I didn't really want the children to have to stand outside to wait for the bus in temps like that.
When I was a child, riding the bus to and from school, the bus would stop at the end of the drive, honk and wait for us to board on really cold days. Since my children are being picked up ON the highway- the buses stop traffic on a state highway to pick them up- the buses do NOT wait. If the kids are not waiting by the road, the bus will not stop- so they have to go out early to be there on time.
Being off work and with the cold temps this morning, I spoiled the kids a bit. I pulled the car out of the garage to the end of the drive and let them wait in the car until they could see their bus crest the top of the hill. V thinks I was being too soft. I think it was the smart thing to do- rather than have them stand out there for 5 minutes waiting.