Here is something I've noticed lately. I see parents on cold and non cold days sitting in their drive-way waiting for the bus. The are protecting the kids from the weather. I get that but here what I don't understand. First thought is how nice of them for keeping the kids out of the cold.
Second in the time you're waiting for the bus and running the car you could take them to school.
Now I'm seeing this in the afternoons now too. Just take you ass to school and pick the kid up. Save them the possible trauma of riding the bus. Plus some of these kids ride the bus for an forty minutes.
It's not that they live that far it's just the path the bus takes. Really just pick the kid up if you're home. If you're not that's fine but drive past your drive way.