Having the kids go back to school is a mixed bag of emotions for parents ― there’s the stress of back-to-school shopping, the chaos of getting the kids ready and out the door in the morning and the excitement at finally having a moment of peace since school let out for summer.
Luckily, amid all of feelings, some hilarious parents tweet about the rollercoaster that is getting the kids back to school. Check out the tweets below for a quick glimpse of all of the emotions, and good luck!
There are lessons to be learned at the beginning of every school year.— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) September 4, 2015
Lesson#1: I am not a morning person.
"Getting the kids ready for school in the morning without losing your mind" isn't an Olympic event, but I think I deserve a medal (or a nap)— Doyin Richards (@daddydoinwork) August 19, 2016
My kids started 3rd grade and Middle School today, so I'm pretty emotional right now.— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) September 8, 2015
("Totally f*cking thrilled" is an emotion, right?)
My kids don't seem to be as excited as me for the "Back to School Countdown" calendar I created.— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) July 25, 2016
It's that point during summer where parents are starting to look how teachers looked at the end of the school year.— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) July 25, 2016
DAD CONFESSION:— Bo-Jacques (@jnyemb) July 25, 2016
Kiddo pulled the covers over her head for the 1st time when I hit the lights to wake her up for school.
It was satisfying.
Me: *buys a year's worth of snacks* OK kids, remember, these are for school.— Lurk @ Home Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) September 3, 2015
Kids: *have already eaten all the snacks*
Back to School shopping, a.k.a: "How can you have outgrown EVERYTHING you wore last year? You mean I have to buy you a whole new wardrobe??"— Wendy S. (@maughammom) July 14, 2015
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
Just caught someone trying to steal my kid's school supplies out of our cart at Target. Lady don't even think of taking my $2 plastic ruler.— mama bird diaries (@mamabirddiaries) August 21, 2016
[Getting school supplies]— DaddyJew (@DaddyJew) August 18, 2016
Me: what do you write on?
M: what kind of calculator do you need?
M: wtf are we doing here?
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
Me: School starts in a few weeks.— Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) July 19, 2016
6-year-old: Tell them I'm busy.
Damn. I didn't know that was an option.
Tuesday: Day 1 of school, preschool, and back to work.— Mommy, for real. (@MommyisForReal) September 9, 2015
Wednesday: Home with two sick kids.
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
Tried to drop my 3rd grader off for 1st day of school. Turns out school starts next Tues. So I'm pretty much killing parenting as per usual.— inappropriate mom (@nicfit75) August 13, 2015
So the 7 yo told me that she woke up at 3:46 a.m. because she was so excited for school. Good luck to her teachers come about 9:30 a.m.— The Dose of Reality (@TheDoseTweets) August 26, 2015
1st day of school aka the one day a year I wear makeup to school drop off— Shannon Sutherland (@ShanSutherland) August 16, 2016
Nothing has made me question my parental abilities more than being faced with packing my first school lunch.— Jennifer White (@yenniwhite) August 22, 2016