It's officially back-to-school time! You've stocked up on pens, pencils, and crayons for your kids, but there are some indulgences every mom needs this time of year as well. Whether you were dropping the kids at day camp at the crack of dawn or stuck with the little darlings at home yourself, you deserve to pick up these 5 parental must haves for your grown-up back- to-school celebration. (Or gift them to their dad, if he was the one watching them all summer!)
1. R-rated movies.
After a summer watching Frozen on repeat, you can finally put on a movie where people drop the F-bomb. May I also suggest something with hunks?
Magic Mike and the far superior Magic Mike XXL are both streaming on HBO Go right now. What was your password again? YayTheyGone69, Freedom420, Hunks4life?
2. Wine, wine, and more wine.
Uh yeah, this one's self-explanatory.
3. New music
Let's face it: the only song you've heard all summer was the Kidz Bop version of Justin Bieber's "Sorry." Now that the school bus is ferrying your kids everywhere they need to go, the car radio is yours again. Yeah, girl, get wild and crank up that hard-core shit you used to listen to back in the day.
4. Other moms
You can't truly go buck wild mom style without your gal-pals. Call out sick to work, wrangle up your stressed-out mom friends and get lunch, mani-pedis, or dirty martinis ... or all of the above. It's been a long summer. You deserve it.
5. Pictures of your kids
It's only been a few hours, but you miss those little maniacs.