As summer winds down and the kids gear up to go back to school, we are faced with a plethora of emotions. First: sadness, because hello, the kids are getting way old and we will miss our summer days with them. Second: anxiety, because there's so much to do (and buy) before they go back. Third: a tiny bit of glee, knowing we might have a fraction of time to ourselves. And fourth: a whole lot of guilt, because now we feel bad about wanting them out of our hair (even if only for a few hours). Check out how other moms (and dads) feel about the kids going back to school!
Sometimes life just isn't fair:
5yr old: I don't wanna go to school!
Me: And I didn't want that crappy 4th Indiana Jones movie. Life is pain. Now get up & get dressed.
— Andy H. (@AndyAsAdjective) August 4, 2015
This mom isn't sure if she can make it through the summer:
Right now it's a toss up as to whether I can hold out 'til school starts or I'm going to take a hostage to shield me while I make an escape.
— Linda Ann (@LindaInDisguise) August 10, 2015
The night before the first day of school is pretty much parenthood's Christmas eve.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) July 30, 2015
While back to school shopping, don't forget the little details!
When Back to School clothes shopping for my boys, I ask myself one question in particular..will this shirt match the daily Go-gurt splatter?
— Domestic Goddess (@DomesticGoddss) August 2, 2015
The entire neighborhood is making a giant slip n' slide out of tarps and soap suds in the backyard? No prob.
Last full week of summer. The week when I care more about where last year's school supplies are than I do about where my kids are.
— Nicole Leigh Shaw (@NicoleLeighShaw) August 3, 2015
And be sure to cherish those first day of school photos for years to come:
These moms are so excited for back to school season they made a video!
How do you feel about the kiddos heading off to school? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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