If you’ve got school-aged kids, you’ve probably dropped your kids off and seen a mom who caught your attention. We all parent in different ways and sometimes it clearly shines through at school drop-off.
I talked with my friends about the types of moms they see at their kids’ schools, and it seems that all types of moms exist everywhere. So without further ado, here are the ten types of moms we agree that you’re guaranteed to see at school.
The super-put-together mom- Are you sure you have a child? Because how you manage to always look SO put together truly amazes me. And also makes me feel like a frazzled mess. But those are my own issues I suppose.
The pajama mom– When I see you, I am reminded how I cannot wait to throw on my sweats…in 12 hours. Maybe you work from home, maybe you just love relaxing. Either way, kudos to you and your confidence to strut comfort wherever you go.
The Starbucks mom- (full disclosure, I may be describing myself here) You always have a full Starbucks cup in hand and you buzz around smiling at everyone because you are fully caffeinated no matter what time of day.
The socializer- You set up playdates, know all the teachers and have an ear into what other moms are up to this weekend. Perhaps you are also the Starbucks mom which gives you the energy to keep up with all social calendars.
The workout mom- I workout 4-5 times a week. But this mom takes fitness to the next level. Not sure if you are coming from or going to the gym but your crazy toned arms would suggest you are doing something right. This is also the mom who can successfully go across the monkey bars. Tried that lately? Immediate embarrassment, guaranteed.
The perfectionist mom– Not to be confused with the super put together mom. You are the mom who takes it one step further. You label EVERYTHING, remember to bring in forms that need a signature, you probably even have your kids in piano, swim, golf and business acumen lessons.
The running-late mom- Often as I am leaving the school, you are frantically whipping around the corner. I want to tell you to try leaving 5 minutes earlier but I know the reality of that is easier said than done with busy lives.
The career mom- On the days you make an appearance at school, you usually look like you just stepped out of a board meeting. Possibly because you did. You go from work chaos to kid chaos. Kudos to you working moms.
The granola mom– You run a no sugar house, and likely a vegan diet. Don’t judge the fruit snacks I packed for my kids, please.
The experienced mom- Our school goes preschool through 8th grade. My kids are in preschool and kindergarten. We are just starting out. But you have been around for awhile. You have older kids and younger kids. You know the teachers, you know the ropes. You are one I try to spark up conversation with (Starbucks in tow) to see what information I can learn.
Do you identify with any of these moms? I feel like I am a combination of ALL of these styles of moms. We’d love to hear from you!