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October 15, 2010


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Crystal Jigsaw

Awww, this was a lovely post and brought back some beautiful, but rather sad, memories. So beautifully written.

CJ xx

Rosie Scribble

Thanks CJ. You're just made my day! xx

Whimsical Wife

Awwwwwwww Rosie it's made me have a little tear!! Bless her xxxx

Rosie Scribble

And she looked so little on that giant bus too. Thanks Wendy xxxx

(mostly) yummy mummy

Oh bless! Sorry, I seem to have something in my eye *sniff*


So cute I can imagine it perfectly, so well written, they grow up all too quickly and are in such a rush to do so. Bless her, extra hugs for bedtime x


I read this with a lump in my throat knowing that two one day I will experiance the same pain, but also the joy of being able to allow them to grow up too

Metropolitan Mum

Thank heavens for living in London. It will be another 17 years until little L will be allowed on a bus on her own. At least! ;)

Rosie Scribble

In that case, we're heading south! xx


You could always install a web cam on the bus to see what she is up to

Rosie Scribble

It is probably best I don't know. That way I can assume she is sitting there quietly and looking forward to seeing me. I doubt very much that is true. She has reported that she played her recorder on the bus yesterday!


Littleboy 1 travels on the schoolbus every day now, to and from school. He absolutely loves it - in fact I think it is the highlight of school for him. And I really enjoy walking down to the bus stop to pick him up - so much more relaxing than a school run!

Sian - MummyTips

It's a big step.. all three of mine go off on the bus now to and from school..... I love the money I save on petrol!


I love the way you have captured a special moment here - will you share it with your daughter some day? Lovely writing. My mum just gave me her diary from when I was five, it is a lovely thing to have.


It doesn't take long for them to grow up, does it?! It's good to get these moments down for posterity.


Beautifully written. Such a big mile stone!


How beautiful is that as well as being sad. The letting go is hard to do.


Rosie, I've just read your account of your time in Africa, from beginning to end. And I've clicked on the link to the Pampers website, so I hope that means I've funded a tetanus injection.

You really were a good choice for this trip. You write so clearly, and you painted such a full picture of what you saw with a few paragraphs and a few photos. It was brilliant.

I hope the world can change enough to make the future more hopeful for the families you met. And I hope you'll continue to talk about the experience on your blog. I'm sure it will live with you, and I would be interested to hear about how that feels, from time to time.

Rosie Scribble

Iota, thank you so much for such a wonderful comment. And yes, your click on the Pampers site will have domnated the funding for a vaccine to UNICEF.

Thanks also for saying you'd be interested to hear, from time to time, how the experience affects me now, because this is someting I've been thinking about recently. It hadn't occurred to me to blog about it, but when I've gathered my thoughts I will, now you've said that. xx

Rosie Scribble

Thanks Penny. I love the idea of your mum giving you her diary. Yes, I think I will show this story to my daughter one day, an online diary I suppose.

Rosie Scribble

It is exactly the same here. Travelling on the school bus is the highlight of my daughter's day, and it's so much easier for me now that I don't have to travel on it with her. It was more than a little stressful, so I'm pleased about it really.

Michelle Twin Mum

Gosh, what a big step! I can not even imagaine, and luckily we live 5 mins walk from school so I can keep doing that for years yet! lol

Mich x


What a lovely post. Isn't funny how we push them to be independent but then want to pull them back as soon as they are?! Will be following you from now.

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