Thank god it’s back-to-school time: the best seven tweets from exasperated parents
As the last few schools open their doors and parents breathe a sigh of relief, Twitter brings you the whole story, from the expense of buying uniform and the pitfalls of doing the uniform shopping early, to finally getting the little sods out of your hair.
Like all parents I take a photo of my kid on their first day of school so I can remember which one to take home at the end of the day.
— Ruthe Phoenix (@RuthePhoenix) August 31, 2016
My mate's so tight he saved money on school name tags by having his son christened George.
— Ian Power (@IHPower) August 30, 2016
Bought the kids uniforms 4 weeks ago and just left them in the bags. Just got everything out now and found a pack of ham and some yogurts.
— Twinks (@tinytwink) August 28, 2016
Now the kids are back at school don't forget to allow an additional 7 or 8 hours for your 25 minute drive to work @TwopTwips
— Doctor Maybe (@acsdawson) April 12, 2016
Experience being a parent this week by forcing a grumpy badger into a school uniform then making it pose for 197 photos in front of a door.
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) September 2, 2016
PRETEND you're a multi-millionaire by purchasing a secondary school uniform.@TwopTwips
— Fancy Nancy (@ClareMBrown1) August 12, 2016
7. “For those of you with kids #BackToSchool next week. Here’s the essential music book for you”
— Silly Old Sod (@silly_old_sod) August 30, 2016
And finally, a dire warning from @bingowings14 that the problems don’t go away when they reach college age:
“16yo starts college on Monday. He’ll tell me about something important that he needs for his course as soon as the shops shut on Sunday.”