School Closings And Delays

Alabama Mom’s Hysterical Back-to-School Photo Goes Viral

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Photo: Facebook / Jena Willingham

SALEM, Al. —  Like many families, Jena Willingham’s three children headed back to school on Monday, but not before taking a hilarious photo summing up some parents’ reaction to the end of summer.

Lounging in a pool float with a drink in her hand, Willingham is all smiles as her children look on, clearly not amused by the prospect of going back to class.

“Bahahaha…from one momma to another…girlfriend…I hope you had a fabulous MONDAY!!!” one woman wrote.

“I love this picture best back to school picture I ever seen,” commented another.

It appears a lot of other Facebook users agree. Since it was posted Monday, it’s been shared more than 11,000 times, garnered more than 170 comments, and been picked up by many news stations.

11 comments

  • Tammyplair

    Why was that comment
    neccessary? A real person in a real world trying to give her friends and family a laugh.. Shes not the one who shared the photo!!

    • CalMom7

      My comment was meant, not just for this Mom, but for ALL the pathetic Mother’s who humiliate their kids with these narcissistic, 15 minute of fame photos. They seem to want to be martyrs for raising a few kids and have everyone feel sorry for their tortuous summers with the nasty little devils.

      I don’t know what is “real” about shaming one’s children like that. To make children think you can’t wait to get rid of them, that their company is so irritating that you celebrate when they are gone? That is not funny. It is mean and hurtful. Moms need to think about the effect they have on their children when the take these self serving photos.

      However, this Mom did indeed take and post this photo somewhere and has also given interviews to the news, trying to “justify” the photo by ADMITTING that her children were poorly behaved. (Fighting over iPads and video controllers or something like that!)

      ASHE and ALL ll these Mom’s who have these terrible little brats (that they don’t like to spend time with by their own admissions) need to be better parents! IF your kids are THAT misbehaved all the time, to the point that you don’t even like them, it IS your fault.

      We, as Mother’s have a responsibility to physically take care of our children but also have an even greater responsibility to see to their mental and emotional development. Giving them the idea that Mommy can’t wait to get rid of me is not conducive to a healthy acceptance of one’s self. I mean if your MOTHER can’t stand you, you must be pretty horrid person!

      How would YOU feel if your neighbors posted a joyous photo of them celebrating because YOU were leaving for vacation and they didn’t have to “put up” with you for a while.

      I am just on the children’s side. I am an advocate for kind, compassionate raising of children. Humiliating one’s children in the name of “fun” is simply not acceptable. People need to be aware of this tend and just stop it.
      My comment was meant, not just for this Mom, but for ALL the pathetic Mother’s who humiliate their kids with these narcissistic, 15 minute of fame photos. They seem to want to be martyrs for raising a few kids and have everyone feel sorry for their tortuous summers with the nasty little devils.

      I don’t know what is “real” about shaming one’s children like that. To make children think you can’t wait to get rid of them, that their company is so irritating that you celebrate when they are gone? That is not funny. It is mean and hurtful. Moms need to think about the effect they have on their children when the take these self serving photos.

      However, this Mom did indeed take and post this photo somewhere and has also given interviews to the news, trying to “justify” the photo by ADMITTING that her children were poorly behaved. (Fighting over iPads and video controllers or something like that!)

      ASHE and ALL ll these Mom’s who have these terrible little brats (that they don’t like to spend time with by their own admissions) need to be better parents! IF your kids are THAT misbehaved all the time, to the point that you don’t even like them, it IS your fault.

      We, as Mother’s have a responsibility to physically take care of our children but also have an even greater responsibility to see to their mental and emotional development. Giving them the idea that Mommy can’t wait to get rid of me is not conducive to a healthy acceptance of one’s self. I mean if your MOTHER can’t stand you, you must be pretty horrid person!

      How would YOU feel if your neighbors posted a joyous photo of them celebrating because YOU were leaving for vacation and they didn’t have to “put up” with you for a while.

      I am just on the children’s side. I am an advocate for kind, compassionate raising of children. Humiliating one’s children in the name of “fun” is simply not acceptable. People need to be aware of this tend and just stop it.

      When all your grown children don’t want to visit YOU for the holidays remember allthe times you didn’t want to be with them!
      When all your grown children don’t want to visit YOU for the holidays remember allthe times you didn’t want to be with them!
      and

      • Calmom7

        Sorry some of these comments double posted – I am on a very old computer. It is hard to read I know. My point though was to simply be an advocate for children.

  • CalMom7

    I just don’t understand. WHY is it funny to announce to the world that you are a bad Mother? That you don’t like your kids, enjoy their company or that you are too lazy to ta care of them in the summer so you are happy when someone else has the job? Not to mention how sad the kids must be to know their Mom is happy to have them gone.

    Every year Mom’s post these self centered Look at me photos and every year I cringe. The years go by so fast…I knew that. When my youngest went to school I cried.
    I feel so sorry for these poor kids – at least my kids KNEW I savored the time with them – summers were awesome – full of play and laughter and simple outings

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