If you're stressing about class schedules and pickup lines and lunchbox packing, then it must be back-to-school season. For parents, teachers, and students alike, it's a super-stressful time of the year that always feels a little chaotic. If you need a breather, these funny first day of school memes should get a giggle or two. It's a wild time of year, to be sure, but at least you aren't dealing with it alone.
Seriously, though, the back-to-school preparation pressure is a very real phenomenon. "It turns into a season thanks to pressure by stores and marketers to get parents to buy everything they may possibly need in the month or weeks before school starts, which is kind of insane and unnecessary," said Denise Schipani, author of Mean Moms Rule, in Fortune. In reality, the first day of school is just that, a single day, as Schipani further noted. It isn't the end-all be-all of your family's academic success.
For many people, one of the healthiest ways to deal with ridiculous and stressful situations is to laugh at them. So scroll through these memes for a quick laugh, as well as a reminder that this one day will soon pass. In no time you and your family will be in the swing of things, and the school year that seemed so scary at its beginning will just be part of your daily routine.