That Kind of Mom

Why am I type of mom who picks up her child from school when he is fully capable of riding the bus? Because he asked me to and there's no reason why I can't. But, oh, I hate it. It is always an incredibly annoying experience. There is nothing pleasurable about the school's car rider line except for the conversations with Bear once he gets in the car.

I am reminded of a time when I had no idea how frustrating it could be to pick up a child from school. Before I knew that there are certain parents who feel entitled. How there are some rules that are obviously meant to be broken, even though 90% of us follow them.

The time I refer to, of course, is when I was the child waiting to be picked up. For my junior year, we lived in Massachusetts. By nature, I am a socializer. I enjoy talking with my friends. So my mom would sit there and wait. One day, she told me that if I made her wait one more time, she was going to drive off. I laughed.

The next day, I stood and talked with my friends for a few minutes. As I was talking, I saw my mom drive away. Yep. She left me. I had to walk home. I was not amused. My brother was. I never kept my mom waiting again.

Sadly, there isn't a fix for my current situation. It's not Bear's fault, other than the fact that he's adamant in his desire to not ride the bus.

I can't help but to think that karma is biting me in the butt.


Patois said...

I'm hopeful the karma doesn't have rabies!

Forgetfulone said...

Do you also take Lamb? I told D and A they are riding the bus next year no matter what! The car rider line is maddening!

Debbie said...

I have driven mine each and every day of their school lives. It is a pain. And it has gotten worse since cell phones. Parents are ridiculous and dangerous! But, I treasure that time in the car too:)

Jenny86753oh9 said...

The car pick up line is my most dreaded thing. I despise it. Mostly because the parent's obnoxiousness. My blood pressure will not allow me to discuss it. I end up parking and walking in to get them. I actually figure this will be the last time I'll "get" to do that. I'm sure next Oldman will be HORRIFIED to have me walk up to get him! >;-P

littletoesandcheerios said...

LOL! I used to do my mom the same way when I could. She worked a lot so I couldn't always do her that way, but I did WHATEVER I could NOT to ride the bus!

jennyonthespot said...

:) I do it too. My boy doesn't car for the afternoon bus. We are such suckers! But in good company!