That whoooosh sound? It’s the collective fist pump of parents heard ‘round the nation. School is on, baby, and parents are celebrating hard. Sure, there are supplies that need to be bought, eleventy-million lunches to make and PTA meetings to endure…. but none of this matters because SCHOOL IS IN SESSION.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. 🎶
The joy of a kid on Christmas morning ain't got nothing on the joy of a parent on Back to School morning.
— OneFunnyMummy (@OneFunnyMummy) January 3, 2017
Like being a child again.
*makes celebratory snow angels on kitchen floor in piles of school supplies
— The 21st Century SAHM (@21stcenturysahm) August 6, 2018
You’re so excited. And you just can’t hide it.
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
Your people get it.
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 anticipation is everything.
[kids running around the house screaming]
Me: Okay, enough roughhousing. Time to pack up and go wait for the bus.
Son: School doesn't start until next week.
Me: No back talk, little man. Chop-chop. Outside.
— The Dad (@thedad) August 17, 2019
Small pleasures take on gigantic, thrilling proportions.
Kids go back to school in the morning & I’m having 1st day jitters.
Like literally shaking with excitement, imagining drinking coffee alone.
— Ms. Havisham (@MissHavisham) September 4, 2018
Who needs drugs?
I just found out school starts a day sooner than I thought so this must be what walking on sunshine feels like.
— OneFunnyMummy (@OneFunnyMummy) August 10, 2017
You notice a new, creative energy burning within you.
My kids couldn’t be more sad & annoyed that school starts tomorrow.
I, on the other hand, am planning a special celebration dinner complete with a “Happy Back to School!” cake.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) August 12, 2018
Maybe this is what they call flow?
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
Don’t let the kids rain on your parade.
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
You earned this.
I’m at a “spent the last hour meticulously going through my kids’ school calendars and writing down the important dates in my new planner with my favorite pen and it was the most fun I’ve had in a while” level of free spiritedness.
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) September 3, 2018
In *certain* moments you may need to dial it back.
Back-to-school tip for parents: while not explicitly forbidden, it is frowned upon to spray champagne on the hood of a departing school bus.
— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) August 25, 2016
Lunch… or a piece of modern art?
**PACKING YOUR KID'S LUNCH**
1st day of school vs 3rd day of school pic.twitter.com/pKPUrqQCdP
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) August 15, 2019
Keep in mind your kid may have some mixed feelings about the start of school…
Everyone's posting their cute "First Day of School" pics and I'm over here like….#FirstDayOfSchool #highschool #FirstDayOfSchool2019 pic.twitter.com/yNpqSwLHaP
— Bert the Strmtrpr (@BertTheStrmtrpr) August 14, 2019
…But you don’t, so.
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
And if you’ve still got a bit of summer left, some words of comfort:
I don’t know who needs to hear this but your kids will be back in school soon.
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) August 15, 2019