The Types Of Parents At School

* Originally posted on 1st July 2015 *

Taking your child to school for the first time is a big step for parent and child. If you are one of those parents who has just started taking your kids to school or if you're going to be in future then you may realise that sometimes taking your child to school can feel like you're back at school yourself sometimes because of some parents on the school yard. You realise just how many type of parents there are once you start doing school runs.

Those Mums who just allow their child to do whatever. For example; if there is a school play, then that parent doesn't care if her child {who should be watching} runs around all the parents and go near the stage. Yup this actually happened last year in the Christmas play.

There's always that loud one isn't there. The one who always has to try and get attention by shouting out 'bye' or 'hello' to her children. And no, there is nothing wrong with the child's hearing. But it sure does annoy the hell out of me. Oh, and when everyone can hear everything she talks about.

Those Mums who just love to pretend they are much better than everyone else.

Oh yep! The happy ones, the ones who always say hello to you and maybe even start a conversation some days. These are the ones I like.

Hmm... Some people surely can talk...and talk... and TALK! Especially on the days when you just want to go home to a peaceful house, or go off to work.

I'm sure we all know one of these. The parents who think they are better than everyone else. The ones who try to dress 'posh' and never say hello when they pass. Hmm... They make me laugh.

I'm probably one of these. I don't like to make a huge fuss when I am in the school yard. I just go to pick up my children and off home I go!

Us mums have to admit that the Dads are a lot more laid back than us. They {most} always say hello or give a smile. Yup. Dads are cool.

I got one of these in my daughters' school. Annoy the hell out of me. Just because you are a part of the committee does not mean you are the boss or even the headteacher of the school - GOSH!

I'm sure we all know a Mum or two who are still in their cosy pyjamas when they take their kids to school, right?

Can you relate to any of these?


  1. Love this. I am just doing one on the different types of parents in the playground - haven't got to the school yard yet but am looking forward to this when we do haha! #bestandworst

  2. I'm not a mum but i'm pretty sure i'd be the talkative one! The poor kids must cringe if they have the loud one lol #bestandworst

  3. this made me laugh. I have all this to come x

  4. The snobs annoy me the most. Especially when they are immaculately turned out!
    Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

  5. Brilliant - I've met them all! Not sure which camp I fall into - like to think it's the friendly one who says hello! #Fridayfrolics

  6. I am quiet but I chat too. there are all sorts and it is rather like being back at school again. Your post made me smile. #sundaystars

  7. Haha I love this. I've had a little think to which one I am and I think I am mainly the jolly one but on some days I am definitely the one who can talk..and talk...and talk. haha Thanks for linking up to #ToddlersAndTeens

  8. I'm not there yet but I hope to be the jolly mum as I love to chat! But hopefully not too much :-) Lovely post and really clever! Thanks so much for linking up to #bestandworst and hopefully see you tomo lovely xx

  9. I'm not there yet but I hope to be the jolly mum as I love to chat! But hopefully not too much :-) Lovely post and really clever! Thanks so much for linking up to #bestandworst and hopefully see you tomo lovely xx

  10. haha love this defo one of each of these on my school play ground in the morning Loud mum is a pain in the arse at 8:30 if I've not had a coffee! Think I probably started off as quiet now I'm Jolly - I like having a little chit chat particularly if its a mum who looks bit terrified haha thanks for linking up to #sundaystars x

  11. I have probably been one of these mom's at different times of the day haha! Thankfully it's mostly the Jolly mum. But everyone has a bad day right ! Brillant post! - Linked up from #effitfriday xx

  12. I love this I am not there yet but I think I'd be a quiet one despite my extroverted ways!xx

  13. Lol my little one goes to school next year I'm defiantly going to look out for each type of mum now! #justanotherlinky

  14. You nailed it! I'm a quiet one too - school playground actually send shivers down my spine! Not sure if it's because of horrible playground experiences in own childhood or just that I can't bear all the other types!!!

  15. I hope I will be the jolly one when Baba goes to school! Great list, you pretty much covered it all. I am kind of looking forward to it... and not at the same time LOL #justanotherlinky

  16. Fortunately I think I am a Jolly Mum...just a shame that most other mums fall into the other categories. I'd also add the Shameless Mum...drops off in PJs and picks up with a faint whiff of Blossom Hill about her! #justanotherlinky

  17. My children aren't yet at school age, but I can really see this being the case. Something to look forward to, haha!


  18. Love the breakdown... the school playground is definitely a good place for people-watching! Thanks for hosting #Justanotherlinky

  19. Hi Beth, the school gates can be such a scary place. I would class myself as a quiet one, saying hello, standing away from the masses, but ready to leave as soon as little one appeared. Luckily I don't have to do it anymore, which is something I am grateful for!


  20. Not gonna lie this is the one part of parenting I'm dreading. It's quite cliquey where I live and I just know I won't feel like I fit in. It might make for good blogging though! Even though I know I will be The Quiet One, no doubt I will get classed as The Snob (this happened at school for me!) just because I am quiet. I'm ready for that though, I got through it at school. I can get through it now. #justanotherlinky

  21. I know these types both from being a parent and being a head teacher! As a parent the type I hate the most is the talker - I only have a few hours in the day to get stuff done and as nice as they are, I don't want to spend half of it talking to a parent I don't really know! #justanotherlinky

  22. Oh God i hate to think which mum the other mums think i am ????????#justanotherlinky


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