It’s that time of year again. When the kids zip up their backpacks filled with boxes of new pencils and a boatload of glue sticks. When parents’ snap pictures and try to hold back
raucous squeals of delight tears and sniffles because summer break is finally over their little ones are growing up so damn fast.
That’s right. It’s back-to-school time. And thankfully, the good folks of Twitter understand the chaos and bittersweet emotions of another school year.
First, there are all those damn school supplies to buy.
Overheard in the school supply section @Target ….
5 Y.O.: “why are you getting those?”
Mom: “Bc you need scissors.”
5 Y.O.: looks down and says under his breath “probably going to have to work on cutting in kindergarten.”
— Abby Boruff (@TrailblzingAbby) August 8, 2018
But we’re secretly envious of our kids with their new shit.
I sorta miss when I was younger and my parents would take me back to school shopping. I got nice new clothes, a new back pack, tons of school supplies…. now all I do is buy myself a pack of black pens and hope for the best
— Alexis Lemasters (@AlexisLemasters) August 13, 2018
And we might sneak in a few “supplies” for ourselves.
Finally finished taking my sons back to school shopping and I gotta say, they look great in their new yoga pants!
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) August 18, 2017
Back to School Shopping List:
My favorite scent of bubble bath
Pencils or whatever
— Scary Mommy (@ScaryMommy) August 13, 2018
Sure, we try to hold in our emotions…
Stop dancing and singing. You're making it seem like you can't wait to get rid of us.
— Regina Spacola (@gigirules7) August 23, 2017
But our kids make it so damn hard.
I kinda feel guilty for being so excited that my kids are back to school this week. And then they speak, and the guilt goes away. #momlife
— Shannon Bowers (@poshmamabowers) August 13, 2017
We’re happy. No, we’re sad. No, we’re fucking elated.
Sorry I gave you a high five when you said your kids went back to school today…I thought you were fake-crying to be funny. My fault.
— Domestic Goddess (@DomesticGoddss) August 23, 2016
Still, we’re crying. Why are we crying?
— Megan Riha (@megan_riha) August 16, 2017
But there are silver linings to all those emotional tears.
I may shed some sentimental tears, but they will be into a champagne glass and pedicure tub. #firstdayofschool
— Mama Crysta (@crystabourdon) August 23, 2017
And then comes the big day and there’s a collective sigh of relief by parents across the land.
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
And the celebration is commemorated with a shit ton of photos on Facebook.
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.
— Matt “The Ostrich” Mitchell (@ALostrich) August 10, 2017
And then we remember the school year means chaos and always being late…
Practicing for the first day of school by muttering "we're late," throwing cereal on the floor & making sure every outfit is the wrong one.
— Mike Reynolds (@EverydayGirlDad) August 19, 2016
And extra crap…
Just remembered that my kid is in band this year, which means he has more stuff to forget to bring to school. #firstdayofschoolproblems
— Sarah VanSickle (@SCVan) September 8, 2015
And the motherfucking carpool line.
In the fifth realm of hell right now…or as you may know it, the school parking lot on the first day. #parenting
— It'sReally10Months (@really10months) August 18, 2016
Good luck and godspeed, parents. Back-to-school season is ON.