Mom shares unbelievable 'before and after' photos of 5-year-old daughter on first day of school

Starting a new school year can be tough.

Lucie, a 5-year-old student from Glasgow, Scotland, came home from her first day at Neilston Primary School looking a bit different than she did when her mother, Jillian Falconer, sent her off that morning.

Falconer told Barrhead News she captured her daughter's looks both before and after the big day in a stunning set of contrasting images that have since gone viral.

The first image shows little Lucie looking prim and proper in her pressed uniform, rocking a big smile and perfectly combed hair adorned with a bow. The second photo depicts Lucie as her mother picked her up from class, with a completely disheveled uniform, messy hair and weary look on her face. 

The comical photos have since racked up 23K reactions and over 13K shares on Facebook, as well as more than 6K comments from users who can relate to the girl's situation.

"That's what I look like when I get home from school, and I'm the teacher!" one woman wrote. 

Some parents even posted similar photos of their own children returning from school looking like they'd just walked through a tornado.

But despite the child's unkempt appearance, Lucie's mother said her daughter reported the school day was rather uneventful.

"When I went to pick her up from school and saw how she looked, I was mortified," Falconer told Barrhead News. "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,'" she explained. "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."

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