18 Hilarious Pictures of Kids Before and After Their First Day of School

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. 

  • The Look of Defeat

    The Look of Defeat
    Photo: flickr / CC0
  • School Daze

    School Daze
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
  • Day of Reckoning

    Day of Reckoning
    Photo: flickr / CC0
  • Sometimes Day Two Hits You Hard, Bro

    Sometimes Day Two Hits You Hard, Bro
    Photo: flickr / CC0
  • Only 179 More Days to Go

    Only 179 More Days to Go
    Photo: flickr / CC0
  • Too Tired to Go On

    Too Tired to Go On
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY