Mom's Hilarious Rant About Buying School Supplies Reminds Us That Teachers Need All The Help They Can Get

"So stop your complaining, go out and get your stupid supplies, and you need to hug a teacher on the first day of school."

Back-to-school shopping can be a hassle, especially when school supply lists seem to be never ending and the shopping aisles are totally torn apart.

But recently, one mom took a — let's say — more positive look on shopping for school supplies in a hilarious video posted to her Facebook page, One Funny Mother. In it, Dena Blizzard talks about hearing other mothers complain about all the supplies teachers demand they buy their kids. 



"My thing is, it is the end of August, and I will give you anything to take my kids. I'll get you a yellow binder, I'll get you a red binder, I will tie-dye some shit. If you take these kids out of my house, I'll get you whatever you want," she says. "You can put whatever you want on that list."

Blizzard then talks about how important it is to just help out teachers if you can afford it. 

"You can't give that teacher a Kleenex? These teachers have been making plans to teach your kids, and you're all complaining about some pencils? Some pencils? Are you kidding me? Do you know how much I would pay them just to get my kids out of my face? ... I don't know anything about history, and there's a lady somewhere willing to teach my daughter about some history and she wants a yellow binder to do it?"

Blizzard goes on to find some other supplies teachers may need, pointing out that teachers often spend their own money on their students — in addition to teaching them — and deserve all the help they can get.

"These teachers have to put up with your kids for an entire year ... So this is my public service announcement ... You need to send your thank-you note now to your teacher ... Because they're going to be putting up with your kids. So stop your complaining, go out and get your stupid supplies, and you need to hug a teacher on the first day of school."

Since sharing her video, Blizzard's post has garnered over 15 million views. Though some viewers have criticized her aggressive approach, her video is all in good fun, and is meant as a simple reminder to appreciate our teachers. 

(H/T: PopSugar)

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