Kids across the United Kingdom are heading back to school after two, long weeks of Easter holidays.
And judging by reaction on Twitter, the fortnight has flown by for teachers enjoying their well-earned rest and dragged on for parents dealing with their terrors for twenty-four hours a day.
Last night it began to dawn on some teachers that the Easter holidays were coming to a close.
Anyone else getting the #backtoschool anxiety thing?
— MrCrawford (@MrCrawfordEng) April 15, 2018
Sleepless nights awaited teachers dreading the return to full-time work.
— Tech Teacher (@Y4teaching) April 16, 2018
In fact, teachers, parents and pupils alike all had trouble rising for the school run after a fortnight of lie-ins.
— Mr James 📚 (@MrJamesCCC) April 16, 2018
— Miss O (@MissO_NQT) April 16, 2018
— careermap (@CareerMapNews) April 16, 2018
Getting my daughter up early to head #backtoschool and my sleepy idiot self has just sprayed air freshener under my armpits 🙈😂
— Shell (@shells_twits) April 16, 2018
Children attempting to pull as sickie were met with little sympathy...
— Nicola Jeffery (@NicolaCJeffery) April 16, 2018
... much to their disappointment
— School Leavers Co. (@Schoolleaversco) April 16, 2018
One teacher was occupied by a slightly different concern: tights.
— Adventures in Wellbeing (@KerilizHaw) April 16, 2018
The school run was less stressful than usual for some parents.
— YORKSHIRE SLANG (@YorkshireSlang) April 16, 2018
Suprisingly, parents didn't seem too upset to see the back of their children...
— The Flex Factor (@theflexfactorHQ) April 15, 2018
— Fearless.org (@FearlessORG) April 16, 2018
— Laurah Hutchinson-St (@TheGingerGenie) April 16, 2018
One dad even made a song and dance about it.
— Damien Sreenan (@damiensreenan) April 10, 2018
Parents did have one piece of advice for teachers returning behind their desk this Monday: beware of 'the floss'.
— Anna Whiteley (@AnnaPobble) April 15, 2018
— Life Kitchen (@life_kitchen_ie) February 19, 2018