Back To School Week: 8 Things You Don’t Want To Hear After The First Day Of School

There’s so much to do leading up to the first day of school. If you’re anything like me, you have checklists and schedules galore. There are supplies to sort and label, outfits to approve, and pep talks to give. Once the big day gets finally gets here, it feels like you’ve bee preparing for weeks. (And with the registrations and physicals, you probably have been.)

Then, you finally get your little one off on the bus. You spend the day fretting about how much fun they’re having, if you forgot anything. They walk in the door that afternoon and you’re ready to hear all about the excitement. As you look expectantly at your child, eyes wide, mouth slightly open, they mumble and walk into their room.

I can feel your shoulders sagging just like mine do. Really? After all that work and preparation, you get nothing? Nope. Nothing. They might tell you that it was “fine” over dinner tonight. And you probably cooked their favorite to celebrate the big day. Ouch.

It’s easy to be disappointed when your kids just refuse to let you live vicariously through them. But there’s good news my friends. You child may have said nothing about their first day back to school, but at least they didn’t say this.


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