After three months of late bedtimes, summer sports, playing referee, and snacks, snacks, and even more snacks throughout the day, mamas everywhere are waiting for that blissful feeling that school drop-off brings. These internet parents are all too ready for that moment and it shows with these hilarious and relatable back-to-school memes from Instagram.
The beginning of a new school year means shopping for school supplies, clothes, and shoes—because somehow everyone has grown out of everything? It can mean the return of early morning struggles— getting your kiddos dressed (or the horror of letting them dress themselves), brushing out tangles, and hoping they don’t miss their bus. But, it’s also a time when the silence returns to your home, you can hear yourself think again and you can finally tackle that long summer to-do list which is really a when-the-kids-are-back-in-school to-do list.
Laugh out loud with these funny going back to school memes
1. The morning struggle
2. That after-dropoff feeling
3. Brushing your child’s hair is an extreme sport
5. Then vs now
6. Sustainable gift-giving
7. Little humans’ love language is never-ending stories
8. *Cue fast & furious driving skills*
9. Sometimes you do the things and sometimes you lay on the couch—both good choices
10. When you’re kid has homework, you have homework
11. Hello, parents— it’s me, germs
12. Here’s your reminder to go check!
13. There’s got to be a shirt for this, right?
14. The line between ‘wish you were here’ and ‘happy you’re not’
15. The magic of time
16. However they’re schooling this year…
17. The return of routine
18. Parental advice
19. If only it were this easy!
A version of this post was published June 2, 2022. It has been updated.