Back to school time can be a complete drag for kids. They want lazy summer days to continue forever. But, parents are often a different story. Moms who have been dealing with fighting kids are ready to push them out the door.
An Alabama mom posted a back to school photo that channels how many other parents are feeling this time of the year. Jena Willingham shared a picture of herself living large in the pool with a drink as her three kids painfully head off to the first day of school. As you can see, 11-year-old Wrangler, seven-year-old Emmy, and four-year-old Sykes do not appreciate their mom’s plans for fun as they head back to school.
Her celebratory photo has gone viral as so many other parents feel the same way!
Jena has a simple explanation for this. “My kids have been fighting all summer, so I kept telling them I was counting down to the first day so I could have a pool day alone,” she said. “Since my youngest was starting this year, it would be the first time in 11 years I didn’t have a baby at home,” she said.
Jena and her daughter talked about this back to school picture in the interview below. Jena discussed the struggle of dealing with a long summer with fighting children.
Jena’s picture has been shared over 20,000 times. I will admit that when I was a stay-at-home mom, I would get together with other moms and have a party on the first day of school. I can completely relate to Jena!
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