I know I’m not the only one who usually doesn’t look in her kids’ school bag until between 11pm Sunday night – 7am Monday morning, only to find that they had homework that involves glue & paint, need to bring in an Albino Dwarf turtle for Show & Tell, or I was supposed to bake the class a snack from scratch that starts with the letter “Z”.
Which means I also can’t be the only one who filled out the Back-to-School paperwork the day before school started. And realized there was a tiny note slipped in the folder with even more shit to buy.
I have been bragging since July that I already had the kids’ new backpacks filled with new sneakers and new supplies from the list we got on the last day of school. Then, a few weeks ago, I snuck to the store on a quiet weekday morning and got the kids some clothes, too.
I was all set. I had no more shopping to do. I WAS DONE, DAMMIT.
That is, until the day before school began.
I got my stuff, came home, and rested in the dark with a cold compress on my head.
Once I recovered, I began thinking that though Back-to-School shopping is like the Running of the Bulls, the actual First Day of School can be like something much more dramatic and emotional.
What’s also almost over? My Back-to-School themed week. But I have one more funny for you.
CLICK HERE to read my Back-to-School shopping list on InThePowderRoom.
Even if you think you’re done shopping, I’m pretty sure it will ensure your kid is prepared for the year ahead of him & might even save the world. No pressure.
I hope to see you over there & promise to reply to every comment. As always.