Our daughter started Kindergarten in August and I'll admit I had many emotions ranging from will I like her teacher to will she be safe. After attending her schools kick off dinner and open house I now know how much she loves it and my anxiety had gotten a bit better. What I didn't expect to be the most stressful part of the day-the after school pick up line. My husband and I both agree, it's insane. If you get there early you sit in your car and wait forever for the people ahead of you to get their kid. If you park and walk up then you are bombarded by parents you may never be friends with and some you wish to avoid. For example the mom who has given you the cold shoulder at three kids birthdays and is snobby every time you try to start a conversation she is looking at you with that smug smile saying a short, very insincere "Hello." I used to think I had to be friends with everyone but I learned I don't and some people will never like me nor I them but having to interact with them in this setting is interesting. So the other option is go a few minutes late and if you time it right you may catch your kid right when they come out-wrong then someone had to go potty and your stuck waiting making idle chit chat in the hot sun while your brain is saying "I should have just done the car line." Or worse your kid is the last one standing there and says "mom I was waiting and waiting for you, dad or sissy". So I will still do the pick-up because I adore my kid but I don't have to like it, right? Can anyone else relate?