Shock results in poll on why parents are late to pick up their children
Work, traffic and infidelity are being blamed by parents for being late to collect their children from school, a new poll by online competition site Winmonkey.co.uk has revealed.
Work commitments topped the bill, with 53% of parents blaming their job for lateness, closely followed by car problems, a TV show they wanted to see the end of, and traffic.
Shockingly, the other causes named were hair appointments, online gaming and infidelity, which a massive 19% blamed for their late dash to the school gates.
The survey which involved 1,987 parents, found the top eight reasons were:
What’s your reason for being late? Share your stories below…
1.Too many things to do,I just try to squeeze that extra little job in and don't leave enough time.
2.A pair of slow moving toddlers,far too busy to be getting hats and coats on.
3.Lost wellies,shoes,glove,hats trip us up fairly regularly
4.That last minute I want the toilet when they didn't want to go five minutes ago when you told them to.
5.Filthy rotten nappies that won't wait till you get home,again they wait till they're in the pram,coat on,all tucked in.
I'm completely rubbish at time keeping,and I fully intend to be late for my own funeral
My infidelity has never caused a problem though,never made me late yet.It's all about time management.Making time for those important extras
im on school run duty atm for my sister, mums been in st thomas' hospital, christ im useless, toddlers are the WORST for doing anything in a hurry, nappies are the worst culprit then destroying the house while i put the others shoes on, or hiding the car keys, emptying my bag or taking one shoe off and loosing it!!!!!!!!!!! kids!!!!
Trying to get the kids to walk is the usual reason, hence we dont do it very often. Not very eco-friendly but soo much quicker to take the car!
It takes about 30-40mins walking (with the kids), but you can guarantee, it'll take nearly an hour if we are going to school. And even leaving a bit earlier doesnt solve the problem-how does that work?!
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