School is back and parents are back to the dreaded school drop off and pickup. It’s certainly not the best part of the day for most that’s for sure.
Back to School pickup time! I honestly despise it. Even though school pickup has changed a bit since COVID hit, it’s still stressful.
Maybe it is a confidence thing? I don’t know really. But I have always found it to be very intimidating and quite stressful at times.
Seems as though I am not alone either!
Mums shared how they feel about school pickup
Mums joined in our discussion on the topic of school pickup with a surprising amount of people saying they avoid it like the plague.
Kendall admitted she always stays in the car until about 5 mins before the doors open to let the kids out.
Melanie said she even stays in the car until the bell rings!
Nikki admitted she stays in the car and parks FAR away. lol
Rianna is lucky, she shared that her school has a drive through system for afternoon pick up! “Best invention ever.”
Melissa said she opts to get there late after the masses, “He gets in we leave. Very anti-social Mum here.”
How To Avoid The School Scene
Some parents shared they are lucky that their children either catch the bus to school or walk by themself so they get to avoid the school scene altogether.
While Bec gave us some encouraging words, “Find your own tribe. Trust me… there will be other mums thinking the exact same as you! They usually hide near their cars out of sight. I know cos this was me & my mum friends!”
Melissa also added, “I always get out. How is the world going to be a better place if we don’t lead by example? Say hello, be kind. Smile. Don’t get caught in the gossip or if you do, diffuse the situation with a little bit of empathy. It’s possible, I promise!”
What do you do? Stay in the car and keep to yourself or get out and mingle with all the other parents?