If your kids are still young and you think that going to school, navigating new friendships, and dealing with kids who aren’t their cup of tea are going to be things you’re helping them navigate alone, well…think again. All of a sudden, parents are thrust back into the same, awkward scenarios as we’re forced to meet, interact with, and generally be nice to all sorts of people we might not associate with on different terms.
That said, this post is all in good fun (and I bet you’ll see yourself in one or more of these “stereotypical” drop-off line parents.
#10. The Fit Mom
The most likely to make you feel bad about how you look in yoga pants, because she’s actually heading to yoga with her protein shake right after she kisses her kiddo goodbye.
#9. The PTA Mom
You’re going to want to avoid eye contact, especially when she’s armed with the signup sheet for the latest whatever that no one wants to get roped into participating in.
#8. The Clique
You thought you’d left all of this behind, but there will be a group of moms discussing plans that don’t include you.
#7. The Gossip
She knows what’s going on with the kids, the parents, the teachers, and everything in between – yes, that includes you, too.
#6. The Ghost Mom
She’s in and out too fast for you to get a good look at her, and you wish she would share her techniques for disappearing without having to chat!
#5. The MLM Mom
Similar to the PTA mom, but she’s hawking makeup, oils, leggings, etc instead of cupcake signup sheets. Then again, you are looking awfully tired today – maybe some eye cream wouldn’t hurt!
#4. The Veteran
She makes parenting look easy, even with three or four (or is it five?) kids hanging off her in the mornings.
#3. The Phone Mom
She’s talking or texting and generally too busy to interact – it’s either her super important job or her way of introverting without seeming too awkward and unfriendly.
#2. The Sappy Mom
She needs allllllll the hugs and kisses, even though she’s only going to be parted from her offspring for a few hours. Is it an act for their benefit or does she really not need a few hours to herself like the rest of us?
#1. The Teacher’s Pet
You thought only kids sucked up to teachers? Think again! You’ll always wonder if the teacher finds her as annoying as you do…
Me? I’m a solid Ghost with a twist of Phone and Sappy. See you at school!