To the untrained eye, the school drop-off line may seem like a simple place where moms and dads wait to deposit their kids at school in the morning. Parents know that in reality, however, the school drop-off line is a war zone where only the strong survive. While the stakes might seem low, tension can quickly run high. This was evidenced recently by one mom’s viral Facebook rant in which she called out parents who take too damn long to get their kids out of the car.
The post comes courtesy of Stephanie Blakely Calabrace, who said that if you “have to bathe and dress your kid, comb their hair, scramble them an egg, and write them a send-off letter before they can exit the car” then you “DO NOT BELONG IN THE SCHOOL DROP-OFF LINE.” She said that kids should be trained to “jump out of the car with backpacks loaded like they are storming the beaches of Normandy while the car is at a slow roll.” She then said that she would start handing out citations to violators of the school drop-off etiquette so that they will see the error of their ways and change for the better.
I’m only going to say this once. If you have to bathe and dress your kid, comb their hair, scramble them an egg and…
The post clearly resonated with other frustrated parents, as her epic rant quickly went viral. Calabrace’s righteous plea has been shared more than 10,000 times and has over a thousand comments. Hopefully, parents who have indulged in bad drop-off behavior will take the post to heart and get their kids moving a little more quickly. Because while it’s always admirable for a parent to want to spend more time with their child, the school drop-off line is not the place to do it.