The new school year is already moving along at a rapid pace, which is more than we can say about the pace of the traffic at the school morning drop-off. No matter how positive an attitude you may have when preparing to drop off your little ones, the end result is typically a healthy dose of road rage.
The parents of Twitter can relate to your pain; laugh along with them as they share the angst of the dreaded school drop-off each morning.
- The school drop-off is one of the most tedious & annoying parts of parenting.
I'd have reconsidered the idea of having kids if I'd known in advance about school pickup.
— Housewife of Hell (@HousewifeOfHell) September 1, 2015
2. The process shouldn’t be complicated, yet- some people just.don’t.get.it.
Rats can solve complex mazes to get a snack but adult humans can’t figure out the damn school pickup line to get their kids.
— HowToBeADad (@HowToBeADad) August 31, 2018
3. Even preparing for the morning drop-off can be painful… for those around you.
I've yet to witness anything more terrifying than a hangry mom whose kids are making her run late to school drop-off.
— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) October 25, 2016
4. Most of us thrown on the minimum amount of clothing required & hope for the best.
If you think I won’t wear an oversized hoodie instead of a bra for school drop off, I’d like to thank you for your misplaced faith in me.
— AsKateWouldHaveIt (@KateWouldHaveIt) November 6, 2017
5. Or we rely on YESTERDAY’S clothing, because again- it’s way too early!
My school drop off aesthetic is “why yes, this is the shirt I slept in.”
— MyMomologue (@MyMomologue) September 4, 2018
6. In fact, some of us embrace our hot-mess, pre-caffeinated selves.
"My music so loud
They hopin that they gonna catch me ridin dirty
Tryin to catch me ridin dirty"
– braless me at school drop off
— Julie Burton (@ksujulie) October 18, 2017
7. Well, not too early for some parents.
I'm just trying to hide my bedhead & guzzle coffee while dropping my kids off at school.
Meanwhile, the PTA moms: pic.twitter.com/OC5nUDy19W
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) January 3, 2017
8. But for most of us, our drop-off look is sheer survival.
My school drop-off look can best be described by the sound of this loose change other parents keep dropping into my coffee cup.
— ?Mommy Curses? (@mommy_cusses) September 20, 2016
9. Seriously- it’s a hot mess in front of that school, & so are we (even if we don’t know it).
If you can't point to the hot mess at school drop off, it might be you.
— MyQuestionableLife (@2questionable) August 17, 2017
10. There’s always someone that causes the line to back up. Always.
Sweet chit chat.
Multiple I love you's.
These life moments are NOT for the school drop off line.
Let's move it, people.
— The Dad Briefs™ (@SladeWentworth) August 31, 2018
11. Why so slow?? Places to be, people! We’ve all got places to be!
There's aggressive driving and there's parents that are late for a school drop off driving.
— Dan Regan (@Social_Mime) September 8, 2018
12. Then there are the huge SUVs clogging the whole lane- YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
Best part about school drop-off is the number of 5'2" moms* with no depth perception** commandeering huge SUVs***
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) September 27, 2016
13. I don’t like who I become when I’m trying to drop my kids. And I don’t like you while you’re dropping yours, either.
School function: I'm happy!
PTA meeting: I'm helpful!
Parent/teacher conference: I'm cheerful!
School drop-off car lane: I WILL CUT A BITCH
— Wendy S. (@maughammom) May 24, 2017
14. There are those that try to cut the line- notice I said “try”.
I will connect my car to the bumper of the car in front of me before I let you cut in the school drop off line.
— MyQuestionableLife (@2questionable) March 2, 2018
15. The drop-off makes you hate every single parent at that school. No one is spared.
School drop off lines are a great reminder that I'm the only person left on this planet with any brain cells.
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) September 6, 2017
16. And when it’s over, you get to do it again the next day. And the next, and the next…
Them: How was school drop off this morning?
— The Real American Dadass (@R_A_Dadass) April 27, 2018
And let’s not even get into the insanity that is the after-school pickup!
I’ve just discovered that drop off at high school is the most treacherous. Those kids whose parents were late for drop off are now driving themselves!
This is why I go insane when my kids are running late for the bus. I will lay down on the road to stop the bus, just so I do not have to sit in the drop off line.
How about the anxious child who suddenly refuses to get on the bus,breaks down crying and is ready to flee like it’s the chain gang going to Alcatraz,while all the perfect parents are glaring at you like you run a freak show and learned your parenting skills from Gorillas?