Friday, October 17, 2008

Picking Up & Dropping Off at School

King Solomon once said:
There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand:
the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a maiden.

(Proverbs 30:18-19)

Today, it might have been five things, because Solomon never got to see the illogical frenzy that parents get in when they are at the school to deposit or retrieve their kids. Since it is Fall Break, Kiddo is off to the lake with Grandpa and Grandma. We have not had to drop him off at school, nor pick him up afterward, and it has been a nice break. I believe that I would prefer for there to be no other parents or kids there, but I had to take off my shoes and socks and walk across 50-meters of glass shards and carry the boy back to the car. Yes, the trade-off would be well worth it.

1 comment:

catoninetales said...

You have SO hit a nerve, Michael. For the past four years, I have lived in a 2A district with one Jr. High school. This one school has one two-way driveway that serves all parking lots, the bus loop, and the car line. I can get in and out of the twice-as-large-but-better-designed high school in under 5 minutes, the similarly-sized-but-but-better-designed intermediate school in maybe 10 minutes, but I never got out of the JH in less than 30, unless I arrived at the car line 30 minutes before dismissal to get to the front of the line! What a waste of time and gasoline fumes!

So I move to the state capitol in August, happy that I never have to deal with that fiasco again. My son is now in a 5A district, attending one of 5 middle schools. His school, bigger than the old high school, has...one driveway...going one way...serving the parking lots...the bus loop...the car line...and ANOTHER FRIGGIN' SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!