By Megan McCluskey
September 11, 2015

Growing up is hard to do. When questioned about what he thought of his first day of kindergarten, this little boy’s response couldn’t have been more perfect.

This video was originally posted to YouTube by user Tracy’s Videos and features the person behind the camera asking the boy, “Why was your first day kind of medium and not good?”

“Because there was only math, like learning, and it wasn’t that fun,” the newly-minted student replies. “I was expecting to like play and have fun… but it was only just learning.”

Don’t worry kid, reality was a kick in the teeth for the rest of us too.

Write to Megan McCluskey at megan.mccluskey@time.com.

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