Mom's Hilarious Back-To-School Photo Captures The Entire Family's Emotions

The bottom half of the picture is the best part.

The first day of school impacts parents as much as kids. It's an emotional day for everyone, but the feelings kids have are often very different than their parents. And this dichotomy is perfectly captured in mom Jena Willingham's first day of school photo.

On her kids' first day of school, she uploaded a photo to Facebook of herself in a pool, giving a toast, and her three kids — Wrangler, 11, Emmy, 7, and Sykes, 4 — looking pretty forlorn.


She captioned the photo, "Happy First Day of School everyone!" with three kissing emojis.

The photo was taken by Willingham's husband at her cousin's beach house in Alabama. It marked the first time that she would not have a kid home year round in 11 years.

She told Refinery29 about the circumstances before the photo was taken, and how she planned to celebrate the end of summer. 

"They have spent the entire summer arguing, so I made a countdown on my phone for the first day because I told them I was going to have a pool day!" she said.

Sadly, she didn't get to have the pool day because she had to babysit her cousin's 2-month-old baby. But what she did get was a viral post. Since the post went up on August 8, it has garnered over 2,500 likes and 13,000 shares as many other parents can clearly relate to the photo's sentiment. 

Willingham still hopes to have her pool day soon when she's not babysitting or working as a mail carrier.

(H/T: HuffPost)


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