Mom Jillian Falconer describes her 5-year-old daughter Lucie as “just like any typical child.”
However, she never could have expected what she saw after her daughter got home from her first day of school.
In a series of photos sent to Barrhead News, Jillian explained that her daughter looked very put together as she set her off for a day of learning, and fun. As the first photo shows, Lucie looked adorable in her school uniform, with her hair pushed back with a bow and a big smile on her face.
That photo was taken just before the school day started.
However, the second picture tells an entirely different story. Not only is Lucie’s skirt twisted almost a full 180-degrees, but her tie is on crooked, her hair is completely disheveled, and the smile is no more.
Out of all the Back To School pictures we received here at Barrhead News HQ, this has got to be our favourite….
As Barrhead News wrote:
Out of all the Back To School pictures we received here at Barrhead News HQ, this has got to be our favourite. Jillian’s daughter, Lucie, who started her first day back to P2, clearly had a more eventful day than all of us on Monday!
Jillian told Barrhead News that she’s shocked her daughter’s before and after pictures are catching so much attention. She admits she was “mortified” after seeing Lucie walk out of school that day:
“I asked her what she had been doing at school and she said ‘Oh nothing, I just played with my friends.’ Her dad had messaged me from work, asking how her first day went, and I said to him ‘You won’t believe the state she’s in.’ When she was getting her bag out the car and walking towards me, I took the picture. We can’t believe it has gone viral.”
Over 10,000 people have shared the side-by-side photos, many calling the second photo very relatable.
As one commenter put it, “That’s what I look like when I get home from school, and I’m the teacher!”