My kids don't start school for another three weeks.
Did you feel really bad for me when you read that sentence? Or were you just the teeniest bit jealous?
See, I'm one of those moms who enjoys the lazy days of summer—the ones with no routine, nowhere to be, no reason to ever get out of bed early. So when September rolls around each year and it's time for my kiddos to get back to the books, I definitely get a little bummed out—because back to school, of course, means back to early wake up calls, packing lunches, driving carpool, and stressing over homework.
In other words, my vacation from all the minutia that comes along with being a parent is dunzo.
I get that I am in the minority, however, and that most parents start jumping for joy the minute their kids climb back up onto those big yellow buses. Take Keshia Gardner: The Alabama mom is going viral in a big way—currently trending here as well as in Switzerland, Belgium and China—after posting a couple of pics to Facebook of her three kids and two step-kids on the first day of school.
So what's the big deal—I mean, we've all done that, right?
But see Keshia actually she included herself in the shots, literally jumping for joy in front of her backpack-clad posse:
"Happy 1st day of school kids," she wrote in the caption. "I'm gonna miss y'all." She then tacked on a laughing-so-hard-I'm-crying emoji because, duh.
Even I have to admit these shots are hilarious! I mean, just check out that look of utter jubilee on her face!
The kids don't look quite as ecstatic though, do they?