Monday, May 12, 2008

Chit-Chatty Moms

My daughter gets out of school a 3:50. I usually get to the school to pick her up right around 3:00. Why do I get there so early?
Several reasons:
So I am at the front of the line of parents.
The earlier I am the better of a parking spot I get.
The main reason, so I can chit-chat with the other moms... It is my only adult interaction of the day. I NEED IT.
I have become friends with a few moms who also pick their kids up and we all get there early and stand around and talk. Me and one other mom also stand in the parking lot in the morning and talk.
My husband's gone so I dont have him to talk to in the evening. So the moms at school are the only adult interaction I get.

When my husband was home he kept questioning why I went to school so early. He just doesn't get it. He is at work all day with other adults who he talks to. I am at home with our son all day (and our daughter when she is out of school). Granted my daughter will talk your ear off but I need adult conversation.
I do love being a Stay at home Mom, I wouldn't change it for anything.

Mrs. Marine



  1. I used to get to school early, not to talk but so I could read. The only time I could find time to read was when I got to school early to pick up the kids. They are older now, so they are lucky if I'm there 5 minutes late LOL.

  2. Oh I hear you. I miss the days when my eldest was in elementary school and I would take him to and from and chat to the other parents, organize some playdates and feel like a part of society. Now he is in middle school apparently it's totally uncool to have your mum take you to and from school unless she parks 2 blocks away so that nobody can see her.

  3. I used to do the same thing! Now the girls are at a different school, and it is like mass chaos when I pick them up, so I grab and run.

    I totally understand the need for adult interaction.


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