Culture The Most Annoying Things About Your Kids Going Back to School  

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We all know what's the best thing about your kids going back to school: they're going back to school and getting out of your house. But what are the worst things about returning to a school-year schedule?

From dragging a teenager out of bed in the morning to finding someplace to store a dozen new preschool art projects every week, these are the things you are not looking forward to every fall.

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Dragging Kids Out of Bed in th... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying Things About Your Kids Going Back to School
Dragging Kids Out of Bed in the Morning You'd use a bucket of ice water if it wouldn't drench the sheets.

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Enforcing Earlier Bed Times is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying Things About Your Kids Going Back to School
Enforcing Earlier Bed Times We all let this one slide in the summer.

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Fighting the Nightly Homework ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying Things About Your Kids Going Back to School
Fighting the Nightly Homework Battle Wasn't it bad enough you had to do algebra the first time?

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Morning Drop-Off Madness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying Things About Your Kids Going Back to School
Morning Drop-Off Madness It's like a driving game where the obstacles are minivans, kindergartners, and pissed-off parents.

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Making School Lunches. Every. ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying Things About Your Kids Going Back to School
Making School Lunches. Every. Day. There are only so many "twists" on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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PTA Meetings - and PTA Parents is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying Things About Your Kids Going Back to School
PTA Meetings - and PTA Parents There's always one.

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A Different Fundraiser Every W... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying Things About Your Kids Going Back to School
A Different Fundraiser Every Week Selling chocolate, gift wrap, coupon books, cookies - can't we just write one check in September?

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Scheduling After-School Activi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying Things About Your Kids Going Back to School
Scheduling After-School Activities Soccer, Girl Scouts, violin, karate, swimming - and all of them at the same time.

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Dealing with a Mountain of Pap... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying Things About Your Kids Going Back to School
Dealing with a Mountain of Paper Permission slips, flyers, worksheets, art projects - and odds are, at least some of them are covered with glitter.

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Constant Volunteering Requests is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying Things About Your Kids Going Back to School
Constant Volunteering Requests We all want to do our part, but does our part always have to involve sitting at a folding table selling raffle tickets?

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Getting Used to a New Teacher&... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying Things About Your Kids Going Back to School
Getting Used to a New Teacher's Quirks No mechanical pencils, huh? Last year, it was only mechanical pencils.