Back to School

It’s funny to see all of the back to school photos posted by friends and family. All of those shining happy faces, new backpacks, new lunch bags, and new haircuts are really just a fantasy for us to hold onto for the rest of the school year.

The reality of back to school looks much more like frazzled scowls, running late, bed head, books falling out of open backpacks, and scuffed shoes.

In our case, back to daycare this morning was full of howls, yowls, whines, trips, falls, and growling. So clearly, no facebook pics from our household today. That’s okay, I know what’s really going on at your house (maybe not today or tomorrow – but for sure next week) and it’s not that different from what went on in mine!


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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4 Responses to Back to School

  1. You are so right! Why do we all paint such idyllic views of our families? I’d enjoy facebook much more with some realistic, chaotic pictures thrown in there too. Like me setting a stubborn elementary boy on the front porch without shoes and threatening to carry him to the bus stop in front of his friends if he did not put on his shoes and get moving!

  2. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    All those staged first day of school photos…and you’re so right. There’s a whole lot more to the story–especially when week 2 begins.

  3. I’m guilty of photographing my little guy in a Pinterest-inspired pose, but real talk: dude FREAKED when I had to leave him at school and when we go again tomorrow, I’m anticipating him sprouting claws, sinking them into the car seats, and refusing to go into the building. Should be fun…..

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