How many of us parents are happy about our kids going back to school? That is the only time we ever get a break from them for six hours a day and five days a week.
I remember as a kid it was always exciting when school would get out for the summer because I didn’t have to work then and I could play play play and relax and then school season is near and it is so disappointing and exciting at the same time. Exciting because I get to see my new teacher and who the new kids are and who is in my class and then it’s old fast because it’s not new and exciting anymore.
Now as a parent it’s “Oh no, summer, now I will have to deal with the noise and the chaos and keeping them busy and entertained and picking up more messes and have less me time”
School season is about to start and we are going “Hooray, school is about to start again, now I get to have my breaks now and I can relax and have my peace and go out alone and not have kids with me.”
But for kids it’s the opposite.
I wonder how many parents actually feel this way? I know my sister in law felt this way and I saw a teacher posting about it on her Facebook who I knew back when I was in high school (she worked as an aide in the resource room) and she had kids of her own and I see a whole thread about it at Reddit which is where I got the video.
No need to feel guilty for being happy about our kids going back to school.