Tuesday, August 06, 2013

That Time of Year Again

pencils

It’s that time of the year again, when new school supplies are acquired and labeled and the kids moan that summer flew by too fast and they don’t want school to start yet. I love back to school. I love shopping for school supplies, finding the best deal on any given item. I have managed to get every last item on their supply lists, school bags approved by the boys, lunch boxes too, and now begins the tedious job of putting their names on everything.Tedious yet fun at the same time! (Shhh! I enjoy doing it). Too bad these pencils don’t come pre-sharpened, I have to go sharpen these above 40 for Sean & another 12 for Mackenzie. (I’m super happy the coloured pencils came sharpened!) Sean will be starting the 1st grade & Mackenzie will be starting Kindergarten. I must also get their uniform in order – making sure I have everything they need for the school year. Do you like back to school? Do your kids too? Or do they dread going back to school as there is homework/tests, etc?

8 comments:

SapphireBlue said...

I love back to school. I love the smell of new school supplies. It's almost like spring. A fresh start. A new beginning.

Hattie Tavares said...

I like the fresh new supplies, it's always exciting to me, picking them out. The kids, well they've had issues at their school for the last three years... so no they aren't happy to go back at all. But their father won't let them go to MY school district and we'd have to go to court to change it, so I'm gonna wait and see how they do starting out this year.

Sandra said...

This is a new experience for us this year - High School! There's not a lot of beforehand shopping - we're kind of waiting for the first day orientation. Plus, he's a guy, and that's so different from the girls - we enjoyed the BTS shopping way more...

Caroline said...

I loved Back to school when I was younger, shopping for supplies and clothes. Loved it! We're not quite there with the boys yet, they'll start kindergarten in 2016 and 2018! :)

Teena in Toronto said...

I heard on the radio this morning that parents pay an average of about $700 a kid for back to school stuff. Really???!!!!

elns said...

Yes! We just received our back to school list. And both my son and I are excited for a trip to Office Depot. I am a Sharpie labeler, but still so many items don't make it home during the school year ...

~Jo~ said...

I adore labeling the kids stuff for school. Just wanted to share a tip that I've been using for the past few years. Mabel's Labels!!! Great labels that even teachers comment on. My daughter is is high school and she still like those labels to identify her supplies. :)

g-girl said...

I dread back to school! lol. Particularly this one..guess my vacation wasn't long enough. ;)