When you see adults smiling for no reason, hugging in the street, or sitting in their cars singing terrible ’90s rap all on their own, then you know that schools are open again! In fact, it’s a special time for parents. Not just for people with first graders, whose first learning experience inevitably is to figure out how to sleep in after years of getting up at 5.30 a.m. Parents with older children, on the other hand, are experiencing a real evolutionary experiment when they open their children’s backpacks to discover the missing lunch box that they have been asking for since June. Plus this year, there’s also the thrill of teaching the kids that the Greek alphabet was named after Covid-19 mutations! You see, there’s a lot of emotions, so please be nice to parents these days. Oh, and don’t forget to have fun!
#1: World’s greatest job, no?
Others: Are you ready to go back to school?
Me still recovering from last year: pic.twitter.com/hRmy72fGXq
— TeacherGoals (@teachergoals) August 1, 2021
#2: Feeling this
Dad will you help me with this?
-My daughter showing me her summer reading list on the day before she goes back to school.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) August 1, 2018
#3: Wait for him to find out about homework
My son who wakes up at 6 A.M. EVERY SINGLE DAY just told me he doesn’t want to go back to school because he has to wake up early.
— Unfiltered Mama (@UnfilteredMama) August 15, 2018
#4: Have you heard about high heels?
Just thinking back to my first day of 6th grade when I wore jeans and a sweater to school even though it was 96° because they were my new back to school clothes.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) July 31, 2021
#5: Anything that comes in a carton
What wine pairs well with back to school supply shopping?
Asking for a friend.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) August 10, 2018
#6: Oh look, it must be Monday again
Bet my neighbors are psyched it’s back-to-school season so they can once again witness me jogging down the street in hole-y sweatpants holding a sloshing mug of coffee in one hand and a forgotten lunchbox in the other like let’s do this
— Val (@ValeeGrrl) September 7, 2018
My daughter just went back to school after the summer break. She shouted, cried, squealed & rolled around on the floor in such a rage that they wouldn’t let her in until I calmed her down.
I wouldn’t mind but she’s the teacher.#backtoschool
— 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 (@pearlylondon) September 4, 2018
8-year-old: Tomorrow is the first day of school, isn’t it?
Me: Yeah. How did you know?
8: You won’t stop smiling.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) August 8, 2018
#9: Sara is probably feeling pretty good about herself considering this Tweet ist from 2017
Welcome back to school kids. Please form an orderly line.
If you don’t already have a highly contagious virus, one will be assigned to you.
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) September 16, 2017
#10: Eternity is an interesting concept
I sure will miss my kids when they go back to school in 9 days, 12 hours, 18 minutes and 43 seconds.
— Scary Mommy (@ScaryMommy) August 11, 2019
#11: Don’t forget about this
Hey kids, you’re back to school this week. Have you noticed the quiet kid? Would make their day if you asked them how they are getting on! x
— Jonathan Rea (@jonathanrea) September 8, 2017
#12: Okay, they can be pretty cute
The kid I nanny is nervous for the first day of school and my heart is completely melted. pic.twitter.com/rm0CEzPO0b
— George C. Owens (@George_C_Owens) September 8, 2020
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