Even riskier.... driving them in your pajamas when the car line is about to close. Then you do what I believe the school calls the "Mommy Walk of Shame."
Thankfully, it has only happened to me once....okay, maybe twice....well, no more than three times. The most memorable Mommy Walk of Shame outfit I had on included slippers, my husband's oversized camo fleece, and baggy plaid pants. I know, you are thinking my husband is one lucky man.
I am no mathematician, but I found myself doing some math on a recent car line visit (while I was in yet again, my pajamas, and watching the clock tick). Approximately eight vehicles should be able to pull forward and drop off in about a thirty seconds to a minute.
|My calculations were way off as I watched the car line turn into an I-85 traffic jam.|
But instead I came up with a some hints for the parents making car line last way too long.
Goodbye should begin at home. It may be something like this, "Here's a hug before we leave. I love you and have a wonderful day! Now sweetie, let's get going. We have 30 minutes before carline ends" OR "HURRY, HURRY! Get your breakfast, get your shoes and get your backpack and get in the car!" Nonetheless, all this letting go should begin prior to the car door opening.
As you pull up to the school, pretend the shuttle is about to take off.
Give your child a heads up that they will have to be ready to exit the vehicle in 5 minutes... 4 minutes... 3 minutes... 2 minutes.... 1 minute.
Parents should not exit the vehicle when dropping off. The adults that we entrust our children with all day, can assist the kids getting out of the car.