15 Ways to View the Back to School Blues

Ron Graham September 3, 2013 0

Back to School feature

The end of summer is bittersweet. I look forward to the pending colors of fall but feel so bad for my son as he returns to school and the frantic nights of balancing “fun” and school work each evening. As a family, we truly enjoy our precious time together by bicycling, golfing, swimming, and competitive games of basketball in the driveway (I will admit that I am not as fit as I used to be!). We are all a bit depressed when school comes around the corner. It hurts me to hear some parents say, “I am glad school is starting so that we have more time to ourselves”. Life is so precious, and being able to spend time with your child is the shortest eighteen years I could ever imagine. I admit that some neighbored children are overjoyed to see friends and start a new grade level, while others wish that summer would never end.

Mom Happy for Back to SchoolNone-the-less, whether you are happy or disappointed (like me) that school is starting, here are fifteen funny quotes to inspire you for the approaching school year. These are quotes for students, teachers, parents, dreamers, slackers, and the young and old alike.

#1 For the moms:

“If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.” -Edgar W. Howe

  and dads:

“Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever.” -Charlie Sheen

#2 For those of faith:

“As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.” -Author Unknown

#3 For politicians:

“But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.” -Ronald Reagan

#4 For kids:

“Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school, I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.”  -Gracie Allen

#5 For teachers:

“There are three good reasons to be a teacher – June, July, and August.” -Author Unknown

#6 For the student:

“I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” -Winston Churchill

#7 For the class clown:

“We all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school.”  - Peter De Vries

  and the comedians:

“I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.” -Yogi Berra

#8 For the question asker:

“What’s another word for thesaurus?”  -Steven Wright

#9 For unruly children:

“When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble.” – Mark Twain

#10 For anyone who lives or works with kids:

“Schoolteachers are not fully appreciated by parents until it rains all day Saturday.”             -E. C. McKenzie

#11 For the absent-minded:

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school”          -Albert Einstein

#12 For the ones who embrace “life experiences”:

“I’ve never let my school interfere with my education.” -Mark Twain

#13 For the visionaries:

“You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.” -Henry Ford

#14 For the music lovers:

“I had a hit single on the radio for 30 days before I graduated from high school.” -Will Smith

#15 For the “odd” ones:

“Let’s face it. No kid in high school feels as though they fit in.” -Stephen King

No matter what number you are, remember, life is a beautiful thing….something to be cherished in this world and what lies after. Hold tight the things that matter; family, health, friends, simplicity, and remember to laugh in good times and bad. School begins and ends, but the love of a child shall last forever.

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