British children have started going back to school.
And for many of them, it’s the first time they’ve been back in classrooms since springtime.
The coronavirus pandemic has kept kids at home, which has been challenging for parents who have had to juggle work commitments to.
For this reason, it’s no surprise that mums and dads are pleased that term time is back again.
Scores of parents have taken to Twitter to react to school kicking off again.
They’ve shared plenty of memes – from those who struggled to get up early this morning to others who have been celebrating having a quiet house for the first time in months.
Early this morning, parents struggled with getting up early for the school run.
Radio broadcaster Alison Curtis shared a Schitts Creek meme, which shows David being dragged out of bed.
She captioned the gif: “Good luck to everyone going #BackToSchool – also to myself as the earliest time my daughter got out of bed in #lockdown was 8:42am.”
Her followers really felt her pain.
One responder sarcastically joked: “9:30 i early for us now… this is going to be fun.”
When parents dragged their kids – and themselves – out of bed, it was time for the school run.
Many joked they’d be practically throwing their children out of the cars after months of being cooped up with them.
One posted a video of three kids pretending to be kicked out of their car.
The jokey clip garnered 400 likes and dozens of comments.
One responder laughed: “You must be reading my mind”.
Another shared a short clip of Leonardo DiCaprio toasting with a martini glass, which has been taken from the Great Gatsby film.
They captioned the gif: “The kids are gone. The house is quiet.
“Can I have a small nod of encouragement for all my parents with school-age children!”
Responders replied saying mums and dads “deserve a medal”.
And another commenter added: “Enjoy the peace and quiet!”
Others cheekily shared gifs of what they’d be getting up to today.
The David Brent Twitter page shared an amusing clip from The Office, where Ricky Gervais does his iconic dance.
They captioned the video: “Every parent in Britain (right now)”.
Other memes showed parents chilling on the sofa and clapping or enjoying the peace and quiet.
While mums and dads seem pleased to have a bit of normality back, the same can’t be said for teachers.
One Twitter user joked they’d be crying into their bottles of wine over the bank holiday weekend.
So how are you feeling about the kids going back to school? Let us know in the comments section below.