Unless you were among the lucky graduates, it’s that time of year again!
Going back to school never gets easier. Students bid adieu to sleeping in, summer nights, swimming all day and staying up too late, and say hello to piles of homework, early mornings and new teachers.
But for parents, the first day of school has been long-awaited and is not-so-secretly celebrated. Parents say sayonara to “so bored” kids, sibling brawls and constantly hungry mouths, and get to enjoy some silence, serenity and much-needed alone time.
For those returning to the classroom, prepare for procrastination to come alive again.
And let’s be honest, “I have homework” is really just an excuse for watching YouTube videos for three hours.
School also starts incredibly, unnecessarily early. Don’t forget to set your alarm for the crack of dawn, even though your parents will still have to drag you — kicking and screaming — out of bed.
Prepare for the rigid school schedule you may have forgotten over the summer. Instead of being disciplined by mom and dad for missing curfew, it’s time to dig down deep and find the discipline within yourself to get all of that homework (and last-minute summer reading) done.
Some parts of school might be a drag, but take advantage of it. Education isn’t an option for everyone. Consider yourself lucky, and work hard this year!
Don’t let the laziness of others influence you. Keep reading, keep writing and keep going!
Enjoy your school year, students! We know your parents will.