What's A-Parent

This Mom's Over End-Of-The-Year Half Days, And She's Letting It All Out In This Epic Video

"...And then I ‘half’ to go get them before the sugar high has even worn off.”

What's A-Parent is a series highlighting those who get real about the hardships that come with raising kids. These often untold stories help show parents they are not alone in their struggle, and are doing an amazing job.

While every kids enjoys getting out of school early, half days aren't always ideal for parents. 

To air some of her grievances on the matter, mommy blogger Susannah B. Lewis shared a video on Facebook talking about how half days make life more difficult because her kids go off to school, get hyped up on sugar, and then come right back home. 

"What's the point of the end-of-the-year half day?" Lewis says, sitting in her car. "That just means I 'half' to get up at 6:30, drag these kids out of bed, send them to school for three hours to get hyped up on sugar, high fructose corn syrup, Pixy Stix and doughnuts and cupcakes, and then I 'half' to go get them before the sugar high has even worn off."

Lewis also says that once all the school work and exams have wrapped up, everything else should too.

"Your best friend signed your yearbook, there's no reason for us to get up at the butt-crack of dawn for you to go sit around for three hours and eat sugar," she adds. "Let these teachers go home. They are ready to go home ... they don't want to come back up on 'half-day' and do another handprint craft."


Of course, Lewis can't speak for all mothers and teachers out there, but her comments have clearly resonated with people. Since last Tuesday, the video has been viewed over 4 million times. 

"Teacher here. We want parents to keep their kids HOME. Sleep in, kiddos! No need to get up early, moms! I have dubbed the last week of school as the 'glorified babysitting days,'" one person commented on the Facebook video.

"I have wondered this for years!!! I even wondered why when I worked in the school system!" another added. 

Clearly Lewis is striking a cord with others who feel the pain of the infamous half day. Speaking about her struggles dealing with the end of the school year doesn't just make us laugh, but helps other parents realize they aren't alone in feeling annoyed at some of those small day-to-day experiences. Such an expression is cathartic, and hopefully, encourages others to let out their emotions, too. 

Cover image via Africa Studio / Shutterstock

(H/T: HuffPost)


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