If you've yet to experience school pickup, let me just tell you that you're both lucky and unfortunate. On one hand, the "pickup line" at your kid's school is the most adorable form of entertainment you'll ever encounter. On the other hand, it's kind of the absolute worst. Have you ever noticed that most parents are on their phones while they wait for their child? It's because they're communicating via texts every woman sends her partner during preschool pickup.
We might all be different people with different parenting styles and varying methods, but everyone in the pickup line is on alert for preschool drama and new mini van models, and with the kind of technology that allows us to share our experience with our partners, we're able to make important (and not so important) life decisions and observations with the swipe of a screen.
Since I'm fairly new to this phase of life, I'm still sifting through the emotional stages of sending my kids to preschool. For me, dropping them off is a relief. I work from home, so having them absent for a part of the day allows me to get more work done without losing my freaking mind because my kids keep trying to spin me in my office chair. Still, as I wait in the preschool pickup line, my emotions get the best of me and I realize how much I actually missed my kids during the day. That all quickly changes though, as you'll see in the string of texts I've sent my partner when it's time to pick up my children: