Post by sparklymouse on Nov 19, 2008 14:37:28 GMT -5
I loved how Karen dressed up for special occasions. (Special for her. Riding a bus to school and back wasn't exactly the highlight of my elementary school years. Except one year we got a bus that had a radio in it, so that was cool.) She wore her taxi-cab sweater because she didn't have a bus sweater.
I threw up on the bus once in kindergarten. I wasn't teased by anyone. And I was too busy, you know, puking, to be embarrassed. The poor bus drivers have to clean up after the kids though.
Post by Kylie90210 on Oct 21, 2009 22:50:08 GMT -5
Aww, I felt so bad for Karen in this one. I too, threw up on a bus in... 6th grade I think, after a long trip, just as we were pulling up to the school. I don't remember being teased about it though, which is odd. Cause it was gross (We ate hot dogs before the trip).
I have only read this one once because it made me cringe the whole way through and remember how I got picked on while riding the bus all through elementary school. I'm glad that the adults eventually found a solution that worked for Karen, because it was so cute how excited she was to ride the bus in the beginning.
"If you wore them, they would be goofy pom-pom socks. When I wear them, they will be stylish and fashionable pom-pom socks." -Pamela Harding
Post by cokiemason on Oct 26, 2009 14:17:57 GMT -5
this is one of the karen books where i don't despise her. i feel bad for her and think she's sorta cute, being all amped on the bus. my cousins kids get like that when they get to go to their cousins house and ride the bus-- they're more excited for the bus then the playdate
"Queen of Dibbleness" "Go away! Get out! I've got a kitten at home. He needs me. Oh, yeah. I've also got a gun."
Feel bad for Karen. The older kids been mean to her. I like the fall carnival. Sounds like fun. I wanted join in. Did not like Hadley. Hopefully she was in the book once.
The only time, I took a bus, when I was preschool. I didn't throw up. I did took off my shoes & socks off, the moment I got on the bus. The bus driver told my mom, tell your daughter to keep her socks & shoes on. From 1st to 7th grade. We car pool. The school, didn't had a bus. It was either my parents driving or our friend's parents driving to school. Then, when I went to high school. I took the bus. We could sit anywheres we want. Sometimes, I sit in the back or front. In 10th grade after my third hip surgery. I had use a special bus for wheel chairs. It was the pits. load me in. buckle wheelchair down. Pick someone up. drop them off at the north school. Then, finally be drop off at the central school. Do it all over again, when going home.