Today is the last day of the school year and I can tell you there are something things about the school run that I won’t miss…
Dear parents who drive their children to and from school
I appreciate that parking is somewhat of a premium within the 2o metres you are comfortable in walking from your car to the school gates. Just because you can’t find that perfect parking space does not mean that you should forget everything you learnt from the highway code and your driving lessons and park wherever you like.
I’d be inclined to forgive you if it was pouring down with rain, you were literally just letting your children out onto the kerb or maybe even on that rare occasion. However it is the same parents, the same cars, day after day who chose to park wherever they like and don’t care about the children who are trying to get to school, the parents with pushchairs who are unable to cross the road safely as you have parked like an idiot and the other road users.
I can’t say I’m going to miss you over the next six weeks
Yours carefully parked parent who would rather park down the road than like an idiot
Dear pre-school mum with the pushchair
Every afternoon you are there to collect your child from the pre-school. Every afternoon you insist on taking your pushchair inside the cramped corridor in order to collect your child from the pre-school, blocking the corridor and running over my toes without even so much as a mumbled sorry. Next year I won’t have the pleasure of dealing with you every afternoon but please for the parents who are still collecting their children from the pre-school please leave your pushchair outside like all the other parents or wait until the end when the corridor is empty.
Yours hobbling pre-school mummy
Dear Roo and Tigger
We’ve made it, another school year of school runs. No more rushing and hurrying in the morning. No more last-minute uniform irons, finding library books and the hunt for missing shoes.
Here’s to the next school year