Whether you’ve been longing for it or dreading it, it’s that time of year again. Back-to-school season is upon us, and it is, as the kids say, a vibe. (Are the kids still saying that?) What exactly the vibe is depends on what kind of mom you are. Like snowflakes or the way your name is spelled on a Starbucks cup, no two of us are exactly alike, but there are certainly types. Which one are you?
The First Timer
Her tiny little baby is going to school for the first time, and she is not OK.
The Phone-On-3% Mom
Despite praying for the start of school since June, the first day (once again) crept up on her, and she’s got less than 24 hours to get her sh*t together.
The Vicarious Teacher’s Pet Mom
She was an overachiever all throughout her own school days, and having kids is an opportunity to relive that high.
The Target Mom
This is a mom who knows that back to school equals freedom, and after drop-off, she’s headed straight to paradise, alone.
The Mom Doing It For the ’Gram
She’s been planning for this day for weeks: the kids’ outfits (coordinated, natch), the personalized first day chalkboard sign, the thoughtful but slightly self-deprecating caption…
The PTA Queen Bee
For this mom, summer is over and she’s back to the grind: The next nine months are going to be an endless barrage of fundraisers, ice cream socials, auctions, holiday parties, and what feels like 15 different Teacher Appreciation Weeks.
The Working Mom
Honestly, she’s mainly just excited she doesn’t have to pay for camp anymore, because seriously, how are these camps so expensive when they only go until 3:30? Who is this program even designed for?!
The Been-There, Done-That Mom
By virtue of her gaggle of children, she knows every teacher, every annual event, and can get the kids back-to-school-ready through finely tuned, effective methods.