I’m having trouble with the school pick up line this year.
Now mind you, I’m a “seasoned” parent since my kid is a FIRST-grader and I already did this rodeo last year.
I know the routine people.
There are cars coming from three different streets and each one takes their turn accordingly.
But for some reason, this isn’t ACTUALLY happening this year.
So, either there are a TON of rude Kindergarten parents now added to the line or the older students’ parents have lost the ole “carpool” line rule book and are just saying “SCR3W it, I’m gonna go whenever I darn well please!”
Or perhaps both.
Whatever the case, lots of the peeps in line this year DO NOT like to wait their turn.
And I would have The B Man ride the bus except A) the bus kinda scares me (my kid still sits in a booster in my car!), including where the stop is – near a VERY busy road at the edge of our neighborhood and B) Little G falls asleep almost every day on the way to get B from school and then makes the transfer to the sofa and usually sleeps for a couple of hours. And well, I kinda like the toddler nap times, I have to admit.
However, toting the 3 year old has it’s disadvantages as well.
When it’s a good 5 minutes before pick up time and he exclaims, “Mommy, I gotta go potty!!!”
I thought of having him just stand outside of my car and doing it road-side style but there were people parked behind us.
And I can just see the headline now… “Mother of Three Exposes Her Small Child in Elementary School Carpool Line and Spends the Night in The Clink”. Although I do crave attention at times…. yeah, that’s not really the kind I’m after…
So as he’s going on about having to go “pee pee!!!!” I looked around the car and then I spotted it. The cup that I had from college days (that still somehow, I don’t know, after MANY times in the dishwasher, STILL had my college roommate’s name on it, although somewhat faded, that must have been a powerful Sharpie) was sitting in my cup holder with just a little bit of water left in it.
Yes folks, I dumped the water and then I “shorts” him and had him pee right in that cup.
I’m so sorry Corrie. A Momma has to do, what a Momma has to do.
Surely you understand. Right? I know you didn’t want me to go to jail.
But I digress.
In conclusion, I have to say that if the parents this year don’t shape up, I might just have a small coronary because I promise you, every time someone cuts in front of me in that line my blood pressure goes up a point or five. And I have pretty good blood pressure to start with (actually BETTER while pregnant, although not pregnant, just felt the need to mention that. both the blood pressure and the NOT pregnant. ) but after a too many line-cuts, WHO KNOWS?!?!!
So people, here’s your warning. DON’T CUT IN FRONT OF ME!
And PSA, if you have a toddler with you that forgot to got “tee tee” before you went to get their older sibling, carry a large cup. with you in the car. That does not have your roommates name on it. Because they might be upset with you. And then you’ll make their blood pressure go up.
I love you Corrie. You saved my bacon. Once again. xoxo