As you might recall, mommy blogger and mother-of-two Susannah B. Lewis from Jackson, Tennessee had an emotional time dropping off her youngest kid at kindergarten last summer. And now, as we approach the school year's end, she's having the opposite problem.
At many elementary schools across the country, elementary schools close early the last few days of school while middle and high school students take exams. And during these "end-of-year half days," lots of teachers replace lesson plans with class parties, pajama and movie days, celebratory treats and games, Today reports. Sounds fun tbh. For everyone except the parents.
"That just means I 'half' to get up at 6:30, drag these kids out of bed, send them to school for three hours to get hyped up on sugar, high fructose corn syrup, Pixie Stix, and doughnuts and cupcakes, and then I 'half' to go get them before the sugar high has even worn off," rants Lewis in a video which has gone viral on Facebook.
She told Today she thinks these half-days are "asinine" for teachers as well as parents. "These poor teachers don't want to put in three more hours for another hand print craft or to watch the movie Babe again," she said (it's a great movie tho!).
You can watch her hilarious, but very heartfelt, rant here:
"I have to go get 'em, and they get in the car like dope fiends, like crazy nuts, hyped up on sugar for three and a half hours," she says. "This is not Mother's Day Out, where we just go drop them off for a few hours. No, no, no, no, no!"
Clearly, she's not the only one who feels this way. Her video has racked up 3 million views and over 36K shares since she posted it on Tuesday. And look at these comments:
Even teachers agree kids should just stay home during these days.
To drive her point home, Lewis followed up yesterday with this photo of her son:
That giant pixie stick looks like it could keep a child wired for approximately 48-hours. Moms, we truly admire the work you do.