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. Keep reading to find out where I belong 🖒
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 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 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. 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, 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..☝
Which of these are you you? which of them do you know?
I am a bit of 5, 10 and 12😊😂
Till my next post …have a restful weekend guys