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10 Hilarious Back-to-School Photos That Remind Us How It Used to Be

It's the one day that never goes as planned, but is ALWAYS captured on film.

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Seventeen years to go

“My daughter, after I explained that she’ll be going to school for the next 17 years.”

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Like brother, not like sister

“There are two types of kids on the first day of school.”

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Empty nest

“Not only is it the first day of school, it’s the first year with ALL kids in school!”

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Who’s upset here?

“My son’s first day of school. I handled it really well.”

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Feeling forgotten

“It was my brother’s first day of school and I was clearly upset that I was not the favorite child.”

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Cuddles the cat

“As was tradition in our family, we were taking our first day of school photos.  The cat, Cuddles, had been posing with us in some of our earlier shots and then ran off.  I was whining because I wanted to have the cat in the pictures.  My brother, intolerant of my whining, punched me and told me to shut up.  This made me cry and I started crying harder when I realized my mom was still taking pictures.”

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A motley crew

“It was the first day of school in 1989. Dan had an incident blowing up his bike tire and had to wear an eye patch, Andy is all kinds of nervous, and Joe is proudly saluting in wet pants.” Learn the 15 proven ways to beat back-to-school stress.

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The second day’s the hardest

“See if you can tell which picture is the first day of school and which is the second.”

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First-day getups

“My sister and me on the first day of school. Apparently I went to school with Willy Wonka and my sister with Zach Morris at Bayside!”

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And finally … a class photo for the books

“My son’s school picture from last year! He HATES pictures.” Next up, learn the 33 things your child’s teacher won’t tell you.