It’s that time of year again. Some kids are already back in school and many others will be boarding buses next Monday to start the new school year. This time of year also signifies one of my favorite things: back-to-school shopping!
I am not a big shopper. Send me out in search of an outfit or shoes, and I will come back frustrated, discouraged and empty-handed. But school supplies I can handle.
I love new notebooks and unopened packs of crayons and pencils. And more than anything else, I love post-it notes. So many different colors, shapes and sizes. And they are so practical!
Some days I think my world would spin out of control without my post-it notes to keep me focused.
A lot of moms I know have taken advantage of the tax-free shopping days to stock up on fall clothes for the kiddies. Those of you with young children probably have their first-day outfits chosen and maybe even ironed. Those of you with older children may be dreading their choice of first-day clothes.
Whether your child is five and starting kindergarten like my oldest or fifteen and beginning another year of high school, it is important to send kids off the first day feeling prepared and loved. Ask your child how he or she feels about the first day, listen attentively and encourage with words and hugs!
Share your ideas for commemorating the first day of school!