12 Interesting categories of Parents you find during School run. (Naija Edition)

It’s that time of the year again and as much as many parents are excited for it, many of them still wish their kids were still home. This is simply because of the relief from the early morning hassle that can often times be a nightmare even for the most organized parent.

In the course of this unavoidable fun-but-not-so-fun parenting exercise. I can’t help but notice some interesting categories of parents and i thought it would be worth sharing. ย Keep reading to find out where I belong ๐Ÿ–’

1. Sport Mum

She’s either headed for the Gym or has just got back from the Gym before coming for drop-off. I do wonder if, She may or may not have had help getting the kids ready for school, All i know is that she’s dressed in full sporting gear.

2. The Business Tycoon

This is the mom who is selling things from the trunk of her car. She is the entrepreneur who is marketing her product to eligible customers or advertising her services to other parents. She could also be seen collecting debt from owing parents…..hmmm that’s another category of parents right there – the debtors

3. Food feeders

The kids to these parents mostly have breakfast in the car before stepping out of the car. They have either come from home with the food or had to buy it on their way to school.


These mom’s can’t have their kids hair in a mess. Their are two types of this though : the professionals and the amateur. The former ย is the one who has taken it upon herself to personally style her daughters her so she is always seen doing one thing or the other on the hair in the car. The latter is more like the last minute mom who did not get the hair made all through the weekend and is seen on Monday morning trying to get the hair look presentable before the daughters steps out of the car.

5. Social media updaters

You know how they say people wake up and the first thing they go to is their social media account, if this person tries it her kids will be LATE. The best time therefore is after dropping the kids off. He/She relaxes in the car, Windows wound up, with music of choice in the background she spends the next 15mins to catch up on all that has happened whilst she was away. But of course now is the time to make her own post and if you ask me ….this mum is wise!

6. The Ultimate networker

The parent of all parents, She has almost every parents number and a little scoop ย or two on the in house gist of staff and parents. She’s on every school trip/event and connects everyone to everything, introducing new parents to old parents . All things PTA is her specialty and she is not even an executive member. ย She’s likely there 5mins after the school gate opens and be sure to find her on the premises when you come for drop off or pick up talking to one person or the other.

7. The Pj mum

If you can wake up early enough to put things together to get your child to school just in time, you might as well take a few minutes to change into something appropriate. It’s not as if you just roll out of bed and start heading for school. Isn’t it better to be a few minutes late than to show up in Pyjamas?

8. The Queen Mother herself

The name gives her away. She and her kids look put together, you almost think they woke like that. At 7:30am, her kids are in sparkling uniforms, hair nearly pulled back, her makeup and corporate look on point. There is nothing not to admire about the queen mother and she cannot go unnoticed because she seems to know everyone or rather everyone seems to know her but does have time for petty talk. Her kids are all doned up in disney character themed accessories walking behind her quietly and respectfully. I need not say more, but every new parent will identify this one from the first day.


9. The Dad

I know some of you were already wondering if the dads are left out of the school run challenge. NO they are not. In Nigeria here you are likely to see only a few dads though. But In fact, they are the mom’s that get the job done with less drama because the kids just know how to behave around daddy.

10. The Multitasker

The Multitasker parent is most definitely a mom. She’s seen knotting her son’s tie in the car while making business calls and giving out instructions. She may be seen trying to feed her KG daughter her leftover breakfast and also breastfeeding her 3months old whilst at it….this is usually an extreme case of multitasking. Don’t ask me how she does it, ย just wait till you see one

11. The Nanny

This one is likely having a baby strapped to her back with a “wrapper” while walking the madam’s kids into the school gate. So she is actually a mom but she’s not there to drop her own child.

12. The Last Minute people

Just like the latter hairstylist they do things last minute most especially homework in the car. Last Minute drop-offs and pick-ups too..โ˜

Which of these are you you? which of them do you know?

I am a bit of 5, 10 and 12๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‚

Till my next post …have a restful weekend guys


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  1. I don’t know if my first comment sent, so I’m gonna comment again ๐Ÿ˜‚. I lobed reading this ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ. Took me into the world of moms for a morning! I thought you were soooo number 8 and 5. Hehehe maybe one day I will be the queen mother supreme! But if that doesn’t happen, number 11 it is for me๐Ÿ˜‚

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      ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I wish I was queen mother too but everyone is graced differently. God knows sleep won’t let me ๐Ÿ˜‚. But that number 5 is actually me but not everyday ooo. There were the times when I used to be breakfast feeders because my daughter would not eat well so breakfast time was a hassle so in order not to be late we would continue in the car and would finish up in school but now those days are over, thank God ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™‰.. I am happy you loved reading. despite not being a mom yet. Anyone you are don’t be the ultimate networker ooo

  2. Lol this was an interesting read. I’m not a mum yet but I remember doing this with my mom sometimes (in the past) for my siblings. Thanks for sharing was fun to read.


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      It was fun writing it too๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. I’m sure your mum will have many fun memories about it too.. Thanks for stopping bye Zinny

  3. Hehehehe ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚. Interesting read I must say. Not a mom yet, but I learnt a lot. Thanks Ije.

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      Thanks babe…..I trust you to be a great mum too

  4. My mum is many ‘Mums’ on this list but the one where I laughed hard was the hairdresser mum – and amateur for that matter! I hated the ‘pff-puffs’ she used to make for us if we didn’t go to the salon over the weekend. One time, I went to school with my cardigan on my head. Even when my teachers asked me to take it off during our assembly, I vehemently refused! I was in primary 4 then. So hilarious now that I think about it!

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      Lmaoooo๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚…cardigan on your head! Those teachers won’t understand that you were acting on a standing instruction…My regards to your super mum๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ชโค

  5. Lol I think mine should be number 8 and partially 5 especially the music area. School runs isn’t an easy task.

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      It’s not easy my dear. it’s a hassle. I loved hearing from you.

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