NEILSTON, Scotland – A Scottish mother has perfectly captured how draining a child's first day back to school can be.
Jillian Falconer, Neilston, couldn't resist sharing a side-by-side comparison of what her 5-year-old daughter Lucy looked like before – and after – her first day at school.
Lucy left the house nicely dressed, her tie perfectly tied and tight to the waist of her skirt, her hair brushed and her stockings pulled up to her knees.
"When I went to get her out of school and saw what she looked like, I was killed," Falconer told local newspaper Barrhead News.
Lucy's broad smile was gone, her hair tangled and wild, the tie loosened and her jacket slid down one shoulder.
Falconer told the paper that she took the photograph when Lucy took her bag out of the car and started walking toward her.
"Her dad had texted me from work asking how her first day was going, and I told him" You don't believe in the condition she's in. " "
When asked how she ended up looking, Lucy just told her mother" that she had a good day at school "and played with friends.