The first week of September means different things to lots of people. For college students, it’s back to the freedom they’ve been desperately waiting for; for 9-5ers in the city, it’s a return to the heavy traffic that comes with students inundating their commute once again. And for moms, it’s the reprieve they’ve been longing for all summer long.
All moms probably feel the strain of entertaining their kids for the summer after a while -- it’s natural! Jennifer Garner showed them she was right there with them when she shared this relatable AF Instagram post:
She turned herself into a meme and we love it.
The photo on the right, of course, comes from Garner’s recent role in “Peppermint,” where she plays a mom who’s just lost her family in an act of cartel violence. When she feels that the justice system failed them, she spends years training to exact her own form of revenge. She’s a mom with a vengeance, much like the moms who have spent three months toting their kids to the water park just to have them complain about the sandwiches they brought along.
And this is coming from Garner, who has had a summer full of fun with her kids. There was her Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony, where she brought Violet (12), Seraphina (9) and Samuel (6) with her. This was also where she wore a dress fit for a royal (in that Meghan Markle wore the same one before she got married). The kids color coordinated with mom, which was a nice effect.
And let’s not forget when she got lost on a kayak trip with Violet, when they paddled for “100 hours” and ended up getting rescued somewhere in a shipping lane. If that’s not a mother making the best of summer for her kid, I don’t know what is.
I’m sure lots of moms can relate to the thinly-veiled excitement of giving your kids back to their teachers for nine months of solitude.