20 Things You Can Do With Your ‘1st Day’ Chalkboard

And only one of them is dirty, or maybe two

Kristine Laco
Doctor Funny
Published in
3 min readSep 7, 2023


So unoriginal. Photo by Deleece Cook on Unsplash

It is that time of year again. You load up the backpacks and send your progeny to school. But first, you make them smile and hold a chalkboard to mark the occasion.

Awww. So cute.

Also. So unoriginal.

As an empty nester who never succumbed to the desire to post these kinds of photos, I have some unwanted and unrequested advice.

You’re welcome.

What you can do with your ‘1st day’ chalkboard after you posted on Instagram:

  1. Post a picture of yourself washing off the chalk with your mimosa.
  2. Use it to tally how many socks you find in the living room until the start of the next school year. Large chalkboard required.
  3. Run your nails down it on the second day of school to wake up your hellions.
  4. “It has been X days since…”
    -You had to yell the word dinner more than seven times.
    -You had to call the teacher back.
    -You had to run to the school for something one of your children ‘accidentally’ left at home.
  5. Pack it away…



Kristine Laco
Doctor Funny

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