02/06/2014 10:56 BST | Updated 02/06/2014 11:00 BST

Philippines Schoolchildren Cry And Scream As Parents Make Them Go To School. We've All Been There (PICTURES)

This is the first time these Philippines children have experienced what "Monday" really means. And trust us, kids, it doesn't get much better.

The school year officially opens for government schools in Manila today, with twenty million students heading to public elementary and high schools.

The parents of these six-year-olds have had a job on their hands today. Maybe it'll be easier tomorrow.

Schoolkids cry in the Philippines

Schoolkids cry in the Philippines