The little boy in the school bus


This weekend, I met a boy who used to  take the same school bus to school as my son did.

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I was so happy to see him. He has grown into a smart boy of ten.

The incident that I am about to narrate goes back to when my son and this boy were 3 to 4 year olds.

Every afternoon, when the school bus would drop off my son at our lobby, this other boy would put his head out of the window and say, “Aunty Nimi, your son troubled me today.”

When I asked the bus attendant, she told me that my son talked a lot, but that he was not really doing anything else. So, I relaxed.

Each time the boy complained, I told him I would take care. As my son and I walked home, I would ask him to stay quiet and not chatter away!

After a few days, the boy stopped complaining. I was very relieved. 

Then, after about two weeks, one day the boy called out to me again. I knew what was coming. I braced myself!

This is what he said, “Aunty Nimi, today your son DID NOT TROUBLE ME.”

I grinned in relief, so did he. He waved. I waved back.