The first day of school, while seemingly simple, is an often complicated day for parents. Some moms breathe a sigh of relief, others are an emotional wreck, and some are simply clueless as to how they're going to spend a day devoid of needy children. So, what do moms do once their kids are finally back at school? It depends on the mom, of course, but in my experience us moms know how to celebrate — or sit in our overwhelming feelings — like a bunch of bosses.
It’s been a while since my kid had a “first” day of school, since his preschool is year-round. But I remember his first first day of school — the day he essentially started his academic career — and, well, I was a damn wreck. Until that day I had never left my son alone with someone who wasn't family, so I wasn't even remotely prepared for all the tears I experienced at drop-off. I was excited for him, sure, but trusting someone else to watch your child isn't easy.
You know what else I wasn't prepared for? All that damn free time I had now that my little one was at school. I had planned to get some work done, but all I did that first day of school was worry about my son. Eventually, and thankfully, I did realize that I had nothing to worry about and that my son was having a blast. So for the moms dropping their kids off at school for the first time, wondering what to do with that new block of free time, here are some ways other moms spent that first day back at school that might inspire you: