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8 Reasons Why Your Kid Is Late For School

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Ah, weekday mornings. They’re always hectic at my house, no matter how well I’ve prepared the previous evening (I usually am not well-prepared, but let’s pretend). Little kids are unpredictable and there are so many things that can go awry in the typical morning while getting ready for school. It is honestly a miracle my kids aren’t let every single day but let’s chalk that up to my intense need to get them on the bus so I can work in peace and quiet. Nothing motivates a mom like that goal. Here are some of the reasons your kid might be late for school:

1. They Had To Poop

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Lord, this happens way too much at my house. It’s like my son’s poops give him no warning whatsoever. We’ll be halfway to the bus stop and suddenly, it won’t wait another moment. He’s five years old, there’s nothing I can do, but it is super irritating when I have to drive them in all because of a few surprise turds.

2. Their Socks Were Too Bunchy

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So many kids are fussy about what they wear. I fight both of mine about their shoes, socks, whether it’s warm enough to wear shorts — you name it. Wardrobe battles are a huge time-suck in the morning.

3. You Fed Them The Wrong Breakfast

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Sometimes, a cereal bar and a banana just aren’t enough but the waffles might put you over your allotted get-ready time. They need full bellies to learn, right? UGH.

4. They Slept In

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I’ll admit — this one’s totally foreign to me. My kids are early birds. But I have heard of the mythical child that sleeps so late they occasionally end up missing the bus. These kids are basically unicorns to me. I want.

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