After three whole months of togetherness, it’s back-to-school season
Back-to-school time is here and parents have a lot of feelings about it. There’s those of us sending our babies off for their first day of kindergarten trying to hold back tears, and those of us with older ones who’ve had just about enough already and silently cheered as the bus drove slowly away, air blowing kisses to the drives, aka, our heroes.
If you’re feeling a little blue and can’t stop saying “I wish time would slow down,” you could probably use a laugh and to know you’re in good company. We’ve all been there. Your babies are going to be okay and so will you. It eventually gets easier (promise).
Plus, the good people of Twitter have you covered when you’re ready to laugh:
No those aren’t tears, it’s just hot here in Texas and my eyeballs are sweating! How is it my babies are in kindergarten?! 😭 #firstdayofschool
— Megan Riha (@megan_riha) August 15, 2018
My wife was on the second page of the lunch note to our kindergartner when I reminded her she couldn't really read.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) August 1, 2016
Local mom causes children to be late on 1st day of school after a 2-hour photo session in their driveway. See Facebook for more details.
— The Ostrich (@ALostrich) August 10, 2017
Then there are those who don’t quite have our shit together this year (or any year if we’re being honest). Here’s to those of us racing around Target the night before school starts for forgotten items, frantically putting money in our kids’ lunch accounts before school calls, and staying up late to wash their back-to-school outfit they mentioned wanting to wear a week ago. There’s light at the end of the tunnel — and if it’s a Bud Light, no one’s judging:
The Amazing Race, except it’s me trying to purchase all the items on my kid’s school supply list.
— Mia Carella, Writer (@mia_carella) July 12, 2018
Just realized I missed Back to School Night 3 days ago.
Where do I pick up my Parent of the Year award or do they mail it to me?
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) August 25, 2018
Kids go back to school tomorrow, so of course I'm packing thoughtful, well-balanced lunches for the first and last time this year.
— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) August 26, 2018
Word to the wise: Never sign up for what you’ll bring to back-to-school BBQs after three glasses of wine.
Related: I need an assistant, a loan & a U•Haul.
— inappropriate mom (@nicfit75) July 30, 2018
Listen, summer is a long three months of togetherness. There are activities to drive to, fights to break up, and a million creative answers to the question, “I’m bored. What should I do?” Plus, it’s exhausting to mutter swear words under your breath for that many days in a row, willing someone (anyone) to call and ask your kid for a playdate.
It’s been a long road and some of us are welcoming back-to-school with open arms (and a tall mimosa). And it seems there was no shortage of us in that boat:
Other parents do back-to-school pics of kids holding signs w/ their grade on it & mine are just a series of selfies w/ me & the bus driver.
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) September 9, 2015
People in my news feed are posting pictures of the 1st day of school. We still have over a week to go & I'm over here breaking up fights over Fortnite, answering questions about why crickets exist, & if meatballs come from space, so no Janet I don't think time moves too fast.
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) August 27, 2018
Forgot to post a picture to social media of my kids on their first day of school. Do they have to repeat the year now, or what happens?
— Unfiltered Mama (@UnfilteredMama) August 28, 2018
Well it's that time of year… A congratulations to all parents for not cracking up over the school holidays #backtoschool
— Dan Magee (@danmagee88) September 4, 2018
You know it's Back to School time when moms alone at Target are high-fiving when they pass each other in the aisles.
— 〰 Just Linda 〰 (@LindaInDisguise) August 25, 2015
The only thing that brings more joy than the laughter of a child is when the school bus comes to take them away.
— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) May 3, 2016
No matter what, our kids will come home tonight excited to tell us all about their first day (that’s for you, kindergarten moms) or to inform us that nothing actually happened during the seven hours they were gone (that’s for the rest of us). Whatever boat you’re in, enjoy it. It goes by so fast (and sometimes not fast enough).