School pick-up for parents is like running the gauntlet.
You have to maneuver your way in there and fight fire with fire to try to get your kiddos in the car.
No doubt about it, it’s rough out there…
Check out these tweets from parents about school pick-up and see if any of them seem familiar.
1. Like Jekyll and Hyde.
Or something like that…
School drop off me and school pick up me are not the same person
— Professional Worrier (@pro_worrier_) August 30, 2021
2. Ain’t that the truth?
You know it!
How much time passes from the minute I drop kids at school until I pick them up 7 hrs later:
approx 37 min
How much time passes from the minute I pick them up from school until they finally fall asleep that night:
exactly 19 days, 22 hours, 49 minutes and 37 seconds
— MomTransparenting (@momtransparent1) February 5, 2020
3. Stay far away from me.
Not in the mood to make friends.
I’m not the mom socializing or making small talk on the playground at school pick up. I’m the mom, hiding in my car, scrolling social media.
— Scary Mommy (@ScaryMommy) January 31, 2020
4. How adorable!
That kid is going places.
My 5-year-old daughter is confident, happy, and not afraid to speak her mind. All these amazing qualities come out at once when she announces that she has to poop to her entire kindergarten class when I pick her up from school.
— Goldfish and Chicken Nuggets (@gfishandnuggets) April 14, 2019
5. Out of my way!
If you know what’s good for you…
I’m all about kindness for and acceptance of other women.
Except at school drop off and pick up. Then I’m only like: “Move, bitch. Get out the way!”
— Walking Outside in Slippers (@WalkingOutside) June 21, 2021
6. I think you’re fine.
You do you.
I get to school pick up an hour early because it’s relaxing and I enjoy being the line leader. Am I ok?
— Bunmi Laditan (@HonestToddler) October 31, 2019
7. Really gets the blood pumping.
It’s good for you!
My favorite cardio workout is the one when I overestimate the time I have to holiday shop before rushing back to pick my kids up from school.
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) December 20, 2017
8. Uh oh…
One of those talks.
Other kids at school pick up: *happy talk *
My son at school pickup: We heard a story about a king who was old, like 47, and he died and I DONT WANT YOU TO DIE WHEN YOU GET OLD
— Arianna Bradford (@thearibradford) October 16, 2019
9. Never mind.
Make them walk home.
Me: I’ll meet you in the pick-up line after school.
5-year-old: You don’t drive a pickup. You drive a van.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) September 11, 2017
10. Homer Simpson did this once.
Sorry about that!
“We need u to come pick yr son up from school.”
“Ugh. Whats he done now?”
“Nothing. Its nearly midnight.”
— David Hughes (@david8hughes) June 8, 2015
Do you have any funny stories about picking up your kids from school?
Share the good stuff with us in the comments.
Thanks a million!