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To actually despise the school run....

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Sophisticatedsarcasm Mon 12-Feb-18 16:58:58

Ive been sitting here after I’ve finished work thinking how amazing it feels to not have to do the school run . No dealing with the cliche mums who stand and judge others ( if your gonna do it maybe don’t do it so obviously) or the ones with pushchairs who annoyingly block the path with other mums because they just need to have that little mothers meeting right in everyone’s way because go forbid the extra 10 secs it takes to move out of the way so others can get past.
Or the Mum who lets the little one ram into peoples legs on his little trike and not say anything to him. I don’t miss the loud one who talks really loud so everyone can hear her business, even over my headphones with full volume rock.
Anyone else hate the school run..... I’ve still got another 6 years of it 😭😭

TriniRedVelvet Mon 12-Feb-18 17:08:23

I can totally relate. I despise doing it... I'm on my last year of doing it... hopefully. I feel your pain.

onlyonaTuesday Mon 12-Feb-18 17:16:00

I hated everything about the school run.
I was so happy when it was all over

Sophisticatedsarcasm Mon 12-Feb-18 17:17:50

My DS is in year 5 but he meets me halfway so thankfully dont have to go to his school but my Dd is in reception so still gotta put up with it.

Dancingfairy Mon 12-Feb-18 17:19:50

I hate it!! I'm already dreaming of the day I no longer have to do it! We live from the school so it's always a pita to get there aswell. I look forward to the holidays so I don't have to do it!

slashdragon Mon 12-Feb-18 17:20:54

Loathe it.

One of the clique mum's seems to have it in for me since I turned down a party invite (we were away for weekend) and is making a point of inviting all the kids of the mums I do talk to for play dates then when they go pumping the mums for info about me.

I think this woman thinks she is still in high school. It's tiresome.

Sophisticatedsarcasm Mon 12-Feb-18 17:29:24

I don’t drive either which makes the walk home despicable especially when some of the mums have no control over their kids and they run wild have almost knocked my DD on several occasions. I think I only talk to 1 parent properly which is my Dd best friends mum and she’s pretty much like me. There are a few others we know from the nursery but they are in other class so hardly speak to them anymore. Literally cannot wait for summer....straight 6 weeks no school run only downside is the kids will eat me outta house and home and will be fighting by the time I finish work. No rest for the wicked 😋

Halie Mon 12-Feb-18 17:41:58

Can you take them in early or pick them up late? I'm pretty sure that's why I was in so many early morning/after school clubs.

parrotonmyshoulder Mon 12-Feb-18 17:43:42

That’s why I went back to work (genuinely a big deciding factor!) and our childminder does it instead.

IncyWincyGrownUp Mon 12-Feb-18 17:43:55

Youngest is in y1. Thankfully work at school so don’t have to run the playground gauntlet any more. Deep breath, you can do this.

(I found noise cancelling earphones to be invaluable)

TroubledTribble28 Mon 12-Feb-18 17:47:25

Yanbu. I currently have an awkward situation with a parent whose child I invited to spend the afternoon with my son (I believe this is known as a playdate) but I have been completely blanked by the parent hmm er, alright.

Dancingfairy Mon 12-Feb-18 17:48:27

The walk here is awful its so hilly not so much down but the hill up is so steep. Not looking forward to them going back.

Cabininthewoods69 Mon 12-Feb-18 17:48:56

I hate it so much and so does my husband

Heismyopendoor Mon 12-Feb-18 17:50:07

I hated it but we Home ed now so it’s brilliant smile and no early mornings either! Excellent

wineusuallyhelps Mon 12-Feb-18 17:54:18

Yeah, I'm not a fan. Too much drama

I don't even go into the gates now (my children are older) and try to avoid everyone except my few 'parent' friends blush

KittyBelle123 Mon 12-Feb-18 17:55:26

Completely with you. I actually find myself turning up a little late in the hope that the various cliques will have moved on / dispersed, dodging the bi-annual occasions that the saccharine sweet smile of the Queen Bee (darling of the PTA) turns in my direction for help on the Hook a Duck stall confused

3 more years for me sad

UndomesticHousewife Mon 12-Feb-18 17:57:27

I hate it too but lucky as I don’t need to get out of the car now dd walks over to where I’m parked. Couldn’t be bothered talking shit to people who have as much interest in me as I do in them.

quarterpast Mon 12-Feb-18 18:00:33

I'm an expert user of the last minute swoop- walk through the playground gates about 30 seconds before kids come out, collect and go. Nod and smile to friendly faces, tiny bit of chit chat on the walk home occasionally to other parents, ignore everyone else. Works beautifully grin

idontlikealdi Mon 12-Feb-18 18:01:45

I'm exactly the same @quarterpast smile

HidingFromTheWorld Mon 12-Feb-18 18:05:41

Totally sympathise. I hated every minute of the bloody school run for so many reasons. I’d always be the mum that found an isolated corner and kept out of the way having tried be sociable and realising it just wasn’t worth the playground politics.

My DD leaves school this year and cannot wait. It’s been hell for her and for us.

Hope your remaining school run years aren’t too painful.

Changednamejustincase Mon 12-Feb-18 18:09:55

That was a judgemental OP. I don't feel negatively towards anyone I see on the way to school or at the school. Hope none of them are thinking mean thoughts about everybody.

Sophisticatedsarcasm Mon 12-Feb-18 18:16:47

I feel like I’m a pro watching all the amateurs. I’ve done it all already. So I know exactly what happens. One of the judgy ones is on the PTA. Her oldest son is in the year below my DS and when her son first started in reception she used to just stare at everyone. I thought I’d avoided her for a year as after reception and year one the classes aren’t so close together so no more being so close together....then my nightmare comes true and who do I see one afternoon whilst picking up my daughter from nursery last year ....😱 luckily I only did it one day a week because of work even my mum moaned about her. Now her youngest son is in the same reception class so I have to see her everyday. She uses to stare so much I have a mental picture of her eyeball 😂 what’s worse my Dd and her son are friends 😖

Oblomov18 Mon 12-Feb-18 18:17:12

I don't feel that way. I drop Ds2 off in the car drive through, then go to work.

In the afternoon, if I chat to anyone, great, if not I stand there till Ds2 comes out. And then we go home.


GothMummy Mon 12-Feb-18 18:23:50

Wow, I dont experience any of this. I drive to school (out of catchment), park up considerately, walk DC in, say "morning!" to anyone I know whilst running back to car, then drive straight to work.

TheHungryDonkey Mon 12-Feb-18 18:28:18

This all sounds like so much drama. I just turn up to school, drop them off, sometimes sit and wait for them to go in. Why does it matter what anyone else is doing?

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