As I was waiting in line to drop my kids off at school Wednesday, they informed me that this was their 100th day of school this school year.
My first thought was, as a parent, “You mean I have survived 100 drop offs without incident? How is this humanly possible?”
(Knock on wood.)
Parents, you know you are with me here. School drop-off and pick-up lines are the most chaotic aspects most of us take part in on a daily basis.
Is it just me or do all of the rules of the road get tossed out of the window when we come within a quarter of a mile of a school car line?
It’s as if the 15 MPH speed limit lulls us into a false sense of safety. We ask ourselves ,”Really, how much damage can be done at such a slow rate of speed?”
The concept of common courtesy is replaced with an every man for himself attitude.
And you. You know who you are: The car line cutter!
There is a special place in h-e-double hockey sticks for you.
What kind of example are you setting for your child?
Don’t think for one minute that us rule-abiding parents don’t point out your kid as he exits your lifted Ford F-350 truck, complete with the “My kid beat up your honor student” bumper sticker.
Those who break the car line rules at school should be banned and their kids forced to take the bus until their parents complete a certified driver’s education course.
How can we expect our kids to follow the rules at school when their parents can’t even follow the basic rules of the road while taking them to school?