valet line goes wrong that you can check out if you're so inclined. Keep in mind that I took A LOT of flack for that post.) And as the year wears on, the valet really picks up speed; by the end of the year I could be the last car in the line and be in and out in under 10 minutes. Really. I used a stop watch and timed it. That probably comes as a surprise for all those parents that say the reason they don't use the valet is because it takes too long.
So this year we've decided to bus our kids, and thus far it's working out great. Ya know, aside from having to pay for service because we live within the 2.5 mile radius our district puts on it's residents. If you live within 2.5 miles of your children's school you have to pay for bus service, and we live 2.3 miles away from the school. I checked.
Yeah, we pay full price for a one way trip. We do this because I value my sleep. In order for my children to get picked up in the morning I have to have them up, fed, dressed and waiting by 6:50 AM. School starts at 8:10 and we've already established that I live less than 2.5 miles from school. I just don't have it in me to get myself or my kids up that early. And I think a hour and twenty minute bus ride is totally
Overall, I think that I traded up. I still get to sleep in (so to speak), I have a valet number in case I need it (and I will because Daisy Scouts will be starting up again soon) but I don't have to deal with the bat-shit crazy, mommy drivers and their entitled attitudes.
Yeah... I'm living large!