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Mom Posts Hilarious First-Day-of-School Pic We Can All Relate To

Jenn is perhaps best known as the author of the popular parenting blog Breed ‘Em and Weep (2005-2012). She’s written for many magazines, newspapers and websites, including Brain, Child Magazine, Literary Mama, and The Boston Globe. Jenn’...

Bye, kids — Mommy's gonna hang in the pool with an umbrella drink

Jena Willingham's kids are going back to school, and she ain't even mad. Like, not even a little bit.

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So had her husband snap a photo to commemorate the occasion. Yesterday, she posted the very satisfying result on Facebook — where all the parents who are tired of long school-less summer days of "Liam hit me," "Emma breathed on me," and "I think the dog puked on my pillow" cheered in solidarity. The post has already been shared more than 12,500 times.

Willingham said to HuffPost, “My kids have been fighting all summer, so I kept telling them I was counting down to the first day so I could have a pool day alone. Since my youngest was starting this year, it would be the first time in 11 years I didn’t have a baby at home.”

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Willingham, a mother of three, says she does "silly stuff like this all the time."

The sad news? Turns out she wasn't able to have an awesome solo day by the pool on Monday after all. Waah-WAAH.

“I didn’t actually get to have a pool day today because I was babysitting my cousin’s 2-month-old,” she told HuffPost. “But I plan to on one of my upcoming off days!”

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We hope Willingham gets her pool day alone very, very soon. (We hope we get one too. When does school start again?)

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