Now that Odessa-Midland and a few surrounding areas have started school, here’s hoping that it will be a wonderful school year for all! Teachers, students, and parents are excitedly waiting to see what the 2022-2023 school year will bring. Good things one can only hope! However, as a mother of 3, I still struggle with school drop off and pick up. Why, why, why has this not been figured out yet?

Why must we struggle with this every single year? Why has no one perfected the process like every Chick fil A drive thru in America? The struggle is real and now that we have started a new school year I can tell you right now, I will not have this thing figured out until next year! lol Maybe by 2nd semester I will figure out a system for me and my kids personally.

For now, let us compose a list. The 10 commandments if you will, of the do’s and don’ts of school pick up and drop off.


  • Don’t let your kids sit and eat their breakfast in the car as you’re dropping them off!
  • Adri

    Thou shall tuck and roll. No stopping. 
  •  Celestina
    Thou shall not under any circumstances cut in line


    Make sure they have all of their stuff ready to exit the vehicle when you come to a stop.
    Don’t speed through the parking lot!!!
  • Don’t get to the front the pick up line and escort your child to the door ‍♀️ if you wanna do that go park somewhere
  • Paul

    Thou shalt not exit thy vehicle
    Thou shalt have they child fully prepared to exit immediately
    Thou shalt have thy child name and grade visible upon pick up
    Thou shalt follow the line
    Thou shalt not cut the line
    Thou shalt have patience
    If the school says do not get off to drop off or pick up your kid, DON’T! Little Billy is old enough to get off and walk himself.
     The list could go on and on and on but for now, West Texas parents who struggle the same as I do, have spoken. Take heed of this list and best of luck mom and dad with the pick up and drop-off lines this school year, you’re going to need it!

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