Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day Two: I'm not gonna make it...

Today is day 2 of school. But since we parked and walked our boys to their classes on the first day it was day 1 of carpool line otherwise known as pure hell!



Our school is going through some growing pains which means pain in the buttocks CONSTRUCTION! Ugh. The first phase is the loss of one of our two drop off lanes. In the end, it will make our drop off/pick up process safer by getting the car line off the main street and into the parking lot while waiting. But for now it is a cluster...ummm...let's just leave it at cluster.




This morning it took me 20 minutes to get my hellions angels to school. This may not sound like a long time to you, but I live really close to their school. So close that if we have our walkie talkies on the same channel, we can hear them calling students to the car line while sitting in our house. (You have no idea how much restraint it takes for the Prince not to get on the radio and mess with Mrs. Bulldog.)



As annoying as it was for the parents and kids at drop off this morning, it was twice as miserable for my friend Mrs. Bulldog. Girlfriend looked like she was one of those dudes directing airplanes to the gate....except she had cuter shoes.



I might take her a pair of headphones, a safety vest and some glow sticks tomorrow. Though she might appreciate vodka valium a hug more....


13 comments:

singedwingangel said...

This is why I am so grateful my kids ride the bus to school

Shell said...

I hope ours isn't that bad! My oldest could ride the bus to kindergarten...I guess...but I have to drive right past his school right at drop-off time to take my middle son to preschool anyway, so I would feel bad making him take the bus and then getting right in the van with the other two and driving right past the school.

Amber said...

Thats nuts!!

Brittany Ciara said...

Our schools have a drop off zone separate from the bus zone, separate from the teacher and staff parking.

It's hectic the first few days, but after that, it gets pretty organized.

Sorry you have to go through that, if only those idiots rode the bus, right?! ;)

Kmama said...

I am soooo glad I don't have to deal with car lanes at drop off!! You have no idea.

Babes Mami said...

That sounds awful! She probably needs a hug!

Stacey said...

Our first week of school, the car line was a madhouse! I can't even imagine if construction chaos was added to the mix. Hope it gets better soon!

Evonne said...

Thank the stars we don't have a car pool lane. The crossing guard will yell at people if they drive up to the school to get their kid. You have to park and walk over to the doors.

I hope things get better and soon.

Oka said...

I avoid carpool to our schools. It's ran really smoothly at the elementary school, but I'm too damned lazy. I make them all ride the bus to school. Yep, I'm mean.

Adrienne said...

Our guys do a good job but Tyler went to a different school for Kinder so we would park at the church and walk like 1/2 a block because I have a stick shift car and traffic makes me very angry lol

Tortuga said...

When I finally get my teaching job, I am so gonna put on that gettup and volunteer for bus/carpool duty on the first day of school, just for the giggles!!

adrienzgirl said...

The crotchety old hag that is like 122 has been nowhere to be seen this year! WOO HOO!

Sorry about your troubles. I hate parent pick up.

gayle said...

Thank goodness I don't have the dreaded carpool duty this year!! Our line looks just like that and it sounds like we do it the same way. Do you live across the street from my school:0