Having removed himself from Argentina selection for the foreseeable future, the international break has afforded Lionel Messi to indulge in a bit of family time.
Indeed, far departed from his day job as a global footballing superstar, the Barcelona forward was able to partake in some of the more menial aspects of parenthood on Thursday.
In a set of photos shared on Instagram, Messi revealed that he'd proudly spent the day accompanying young sons Thiago and Mateo to school.
The Albiceleste are gearing up for a couple of friendly fixtures against Guatemala in Los Angeles on Saturday then against Colombia in New Jersey the following Wednesday.
However, Messi will not be a part of the travelling entourage after semi-retiring from international football following his country's largely mediocre showing at the World Cup.
Honestly, he looks like he's having a lot more fun away from it all.