The difference between the first day of school and the last day of school is basically like the difference between heaven and hell. On the first day, you walk through the pearly gates of your new school filled with optimism, a sense of wonder, and a snack pack. Then you wake up for day two, and the reality of having to do this 179 more times kicks in.
These pictures of kids before and after their first day of school will open your eyes to this horrible truth and make you want to laugh and also give these kids a hug. Don't worry guys, there's only 3,299 days of school left! Let's all hope that act of going to the same place with the same people day in and day out gets a little easier for these kids as the school year progresses. But just in case, maybe their parents should hold off on telling them about 9-5 office jobs.