Preschool drop off is a really interesting to me. In some ways, it's kind of like the parent version of gathering around the water cooler in an office. You come together, make small talk and sometimes wind up standing around longer than you'd intended because you've stumbled upon an interesting conversation. In other ways, it's like parent Ninja Warrior, for your challenges are many and difficult and you're probably going to end up feeling like a failure only to come back and try again, nevertheless. This can all be reflected in the texts every mom sends from preschool drop off.
I'll be honest in saying, texting during drop-off isn't going to do much when it comes to overcoming the challenges you face. Again, like Ninja Warrior, you're in this alone. However, sometimes just knowing that there's someone else "there," even if they're not physically there with us as we handle an endeavor that might feel impossible, is just what we need to keep going. Yes, a great source of comfort can and usually will be the parents dropping their children off at the same time you are. I mean, they are literally going through the exact same thing at the exact same time. However, you're both (usually) dealing with your own sh*t simultaneously, and if you take attention away from your children in order to find solidarity with others it might be more hurtful than helpful.
In the end, sometimes the best thing you can do is send a few texts to friends, partners, parents and anyone else who isn't there with you, but can be there with you. Thank you technology, and thank you to everyone and anyone who ends up receiving the following text messages: