I don't remember my first day of school, but judging by the expressions of these funny kids, they're sure going to recollect theirs. And as perplexed as they might look, it is an excellent opportunity for some funny school memes for us!

The first day of school can be pleasant or traumatizing for a small child, depending on what their expectations are and how well they were prepared for this new chapter. However, for these unlucky kids, after the first school day experience like this one, they probably won't be asking the dreaded question, "when is the first day at school?" anytime soon.

As you can see from these funny before and after pictures compiled by Bored Panda, some of these kids looked positively excited to be attending their first day of a new school year. However, education can do strange things to a kid, which is why by the end they looked fed up, traumatized, and in some cases shell-shocked. Still, elementary school is nothing compared to high school, so hang in there, kids! Scroll through our handpicked selection of the funniest first day at school memes and remember that we've all been there once.

#1 Before And After The First Day Of School. The Future Suddenly Looks Bleak.

Before And After The First Day Of School. The Future Suddenly Looks Bleak.

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.gas. 2 years ago

Picture him in a suit and tie, and this is how most of my co-workers look by the end of the day.

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#2 Before And After The First Day Of School

Before And After The First Day Of School

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SapphireDolphin10 2 years ago

It's just like: I Can Not Unsee That

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#3 First Day Of School Vs Second Day Of School

First Day Of School Vs Second Day Of School

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Hans 2 years ago

This escalated quickly

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#4 Our Daughter Is Not Ok With Going Back To School

Our Daughter Is Not Ok With Going Back To School

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Molun Zhang 2 years ago

Where does she live? It looks like she's dressed for -10C in Sept...

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#5 There's Two Types Of Kids On The First Day Of School

There's Two Types Of Kids On The First Day Of School

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Bruno Alexandre 2 years ago

The terror in her eyes, poor child.

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#6 First Day Of School

First Day Of School

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E Vi 2 years ago

love u ashton..

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#7 First And Second Day At School

First And Second Day At School

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seaufke 2 years ago

the BP poster child♥

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#8 First Submission. My Niece Had A Hard Day At School

First Submission. My Niece Had A Hard Day At School

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Karolina Strunkinaitė 2 years ago

That's me every day at uni except I'm big enough now to sleep on the desk.

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#9 Before And After First Day Of School

Before And After First Day Of School

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Bruno Alexandre 2 years ago

Child - "Mom...the horrors I saw..."

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#10 My Son's First Day Of Preschool

My Son's First Day Of Preschool

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.gas. 2 years ago

He's just trying to be cool around the ladies.

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#11 My 7-year-old Was Not Interested In Going To School Today.

My 7-year-old Was Not Interested In Going To School Today.

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Veronica Vatter 2 years ago

And her coat ate her hand!

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#12 Well School Was Clearly A Huge Success.

Well School Was Clearly A Huge Success.

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UwaYS Minty 2 years ago

Looks like me at work

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#13 First Day Of School Is Rough.

First Day Of School Is Rough.

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Agnieszka Kruszyńska 2 years ago

Tell me about it, I'm a teacher... ;)

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#14 Kindergarten Comes In With A Tko

Kindergarten Comes In With A Tko

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JustRoz 2 years ago

Too much school !!!

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#15 Before And After The First Day Of Pre-k

Before And After The First Day Of Pre-k

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Annette Blanks 2 years ago

OMG, I bet she couldn't wait to get that bow out of her hair! And those pantaloons!

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#16 Before & After First Day Of Kindergarten

Before & After First Day Of Kindergarten

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•_• 2 years ago

What.. Happened..? That's like me before and after only 2 hours of sleep

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#17 When Weekend Finally Is There...

When Weekend Finally Is There...

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Misja Henze 5 months ago

This kind of looks like the netherlands or belgium

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#18 Looks Like This Guy Wasn't Up For It.

Looks Like This Guy Wasn't Up For It.

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•_• 2 years ago

Just another good meme picture

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#19 1st Day Of Pre-k And Last Day Of Pre-k

1st Day Of Pre-k And Last Day Of Pre-k

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2 years ago

From cute to sassy! Lol

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#20 Can't Find An After.. She Was So Excited!

Can't Find An After.. She Was So Excited!

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Keisha Gaming 2 years ago

She has an evil smile

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#21 Day 1 Vs. Day 2 Of School.

Day 1 Vs. Day 2 Of School.

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Fred Burrows 2 years ago

Well . Somebody hasn't coffee yet it seems.

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#22 First Day Of Jk-when It Was Time To Go Home I Couldn't Find Her.

First Day Of Jk-when It Was Time To Go Home I Couldn't Find Her.

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Judy Gray 2 years ago

My first year of teaching I had two kindergarten classes of 32 children each. I went to school happy and excited. At the end of the day I drove home, walked through the house and fell on my bed and slept for two hours. I did go back and taught kindergarten for 5 more years. I would often find a little one sleeping in the home center when school was over for the day. I am retired now after 41 years of teaching 16 of those in kindergarten.

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#23 Kindergarten Is Rouuuuggghh.

Kindergarten Is Rouuuuggghh.

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UwaYS Minty 2 years ago

When you only sleep for 2 hours

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#24 #1 Before School Happy To Attend #2 After School

#1 Before School Happy To Attend #2 After School

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Anne Rouffignac 2 years ago

Awe bless! Hope things improved!

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#25 Letti's First Schoolday - Before&after

Letti's First Schoolday - Before&after

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Joana Tavares 5 months ago

1st pic is soooooooo cute!!

#26 Thought Mommy Was Going To Be With Him Throughout The Day...

Thought Mommy Was Going To Be With Him Throughout The Day...

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Annette Blanks 2 years ago

Why does he have tape on his chin?

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#27 First Day Of Sk: Mommy!!! I've Already Been Here Last Year!!!

First Day Of Sk: Mommy!!! I've Already Been Here Last Year!!!

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Airdnas Elisab 2 years ago

I LOVE his backpack!