Matt - i feel with you on this one.
when our son was very young - ist grade maybe? - he missed his stop and didn't make it off the bus. our house was the 1st stop. we missed him and couldn't get any word of his whereabouts for over an hour while the bus finished its route. the driver was forbidden to backtrack from the established route so we were in limbo for over an hour. one of the worst hours of my life - ranking right after ... you know.
thank God your son (and mine!) are both OK - but what a trauma to the soul of the fathers and mothers!!!
take care of your self - be extra nice to you.
"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"