6 Things That Annoy Me About The School Run! #RANT

PARKING!!!! Right there is nothing more in the world that annoys me more then the people that park in the disabled spaces that don’t have a disabled badge or just don’t have a disabled badge displayed! Bearing in mind that the school only has TWO disabled spaces – ridiculous I know! I have had plenty of many many many arguments with parents/carers at the school that have parked in the disabled spaces and don’t have a badge! Seriously it boils my blood and makes me so angry! I literally shake they make me so mad! The thing is though when I argue with them or ask them where they’re disabled badge is or why they haven’t displayed their disabled badge they move. WHY PARK THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE? How did you even pass your test? Why you so lazy? Can you not park properly? This women used to always park in the disabled space, one day I waited for her and simply said, think you got to display your disabled badge love, she’s never parked there since and tbh she’s always early to school now. Just goes to show doesn’t it?


Time Consuming, I don’t care what anyone says school runs take up a lot of time. Open the drive gates, get in the car and warm it up – Riley hates a cold car. Try to park, walk into school and through the play ground, stand in the queue to drop off, give cuddle and kiss to riley, walk back through the playground, to the car and drive home! total time 20 minutes!!!


The parents, I have now been doing school runs for 3 years, not long as you think but I have learnt that the parents are worse than the kids! I’ve seen full on arguments and near enough fights in the playground. Everybody near enough has their own little clicky groups, arranging sleepovers or parties that you know your child clearly isn’t invited too. On a Friday morning I take riley a little later then normal because I honestly can not stand making small talk with one parent in particular, nasty I know! I have my two/three friends I do the school runs with and I’m happy keeping it like that!


The weather, I cant stand standing in the cold and i cant stand standing in the rain! So my cold is pretty much my best friend. I will not get out the car until its nearly time for the kids coming out of school. I will have the heating on full blast too in the car if its cold! The rain must know when its time for school its time to rain.


Kids swearing, the older kids language is just disgusting, why they feel the need to swear to much is beyond me!

Parents walking two miles behind their kids, why some parents let their kids run 5 miles in front of them has always been questionable to me? Just why? what if a car came round the corner and full on hit your kids? If your 3 miles behind your kids, how you going to stop them crossing the road? How do you know if they will even wait?

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🎗What being a “Cancer Mum” really means to me. CCAM #ablogaday day26

Honestly,

you wont take anything for granted anymore. you actually know the true meaning of anything can happen at anytime! it doesn’t matter how much money you have or how happy you are. it doesn’t matter how much stress you have already been though in life!

I often wonder if there was something I could have done even when I know there was nothing I could do. I have always said how much I love Riley and honestly I would die for him. I would literally take his cancer out of him into my own body if I could!

I don’t really care about how well he’s doing at school, I’m just glad he’s able to go to school. Some children don’t!

I used to listen to songs and sometimes honestly, I would wonder if I would have to play this at his funeral. Yes, I did think about burying my child! Because honestly, when I was told Riley’s chance of survival was only a small 40% to me it wasn’t a lot! Your mind wonders off. You think, you really over think…

I thought about myself dying, I know I wouldn’t be able to go on if Riley didn’t make it though his cancer. Riley is my only child (for now!) he’s my world, I couldn’t live without him.

Every leg ache, rash, little bruise, headache he has, it makes me feel sick inside. Always thinking the worse could happen again.

I used to want to scream at people! They don’t know how lucky they are! They don’t know what they have got!

I had to come to terms with what could cure him could also kill him and cause future cancers. It destroyed his beautiful body.

A version of my died the day Riley was diagnosed and a new version came alive. I am stronger then ever.

You meet children, you fall in love with them, each their own little superhero. Their parents become your closet friends.

I want to make changes and make a difference but honestly, I don’t even know where to start. I jus hope my voice can one day make that difference!

This is how I feel and I know other oncology parents feel.