So, there is change in the air. The twins have started middle school this year. They have also started on the year round school schedule for the first time. Lots of changes for them and me. We have one trying out band and one trying out theater and lots of others electives. Should be a very interesting year to say the least.
Y’all know my pet peeve with carpool. Such a simple yet misunderstood concept. It really isn’t rocket science people. Follow directions! Don’t fall asleep in carpool! Pull up when you are supposed to! Your kids can walk further than 10 feet to the door! They will not melt in the rain! You can stop in other spots than just the front spot! Don’t drop your kids off at the street! Also, whatever you need to do is not more important than what everyone else has to do, stop putting others in danger because you can’t be patient. New school, new carpool, lots to get used to for the kids and for me. This diagram pretty much sums up carpool right now!! People going in all directions all at once.
Just a reminder of some carpool etiquette:
- Follow the established traffic pattern, getting out of line to pass people is not going to make things faster or easier for anyone.
- Keep your kids in their seats until they are ready to get out of the car.
- Get off your cell phone, it is not that important.
- Pay attention!! (This should be a no brainer when kids are involved)
- If for any reason you need to park your car, park it in a designated space, not the carpool line. (Again, this should be a no brainer)
- Finally, be patient and be polite. Treat others how you want to be treated. Common courtesy people!
Ok, enough of that for now. I am sure I will revisit the subject at some point this school year, pet peeve for sure.
Also, do you know how ear-piercing it is when someone is trying to learn how to play trumpet? Goodness gracious, Lord knows I love my son, but he may just have to practice outside for a while. As far as he is concerned, the louder the better. I keep reminding myself that it is only the first week and it will get better, Lord willing!
I hope everyone enjoys what they have left of your Summer vacations and everyone has a safe and happy school year. It will be an adventure for sure!
This I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23