My favorite time of year is here (OK I have quite a few of those, don’t judge me lol), back to school!! It’s been one heck of a long summer, as it always seems to be with 3 kids home. We don’t vacation really, because well, there’s 5 of us. So I get to try my best to keep these kids some what entertained for…3 months?? Give or take. I will say, it always seems never-ending. It has a way of feeling like the worst summer ever. But we make it out alive, every year.
I know an argument can be made that this time will be gone too soon and I will miss it. I’m not cruel or selfish, it’s just hard. It’s emotionally exhausting. There’s no buffer, and of course I can’t make everyone happy. So, I’m excited. But I’m not prepared!!! Insert scream here!!!
Last Minute Back to School Shopping
I love back to school shopping. I have to show great restraint, because I’m a sucker for a nice pen or a composition notebook. Oh God, I don’t even plan on using them, but just in case. So we are just over a week away from the first
day of school. I have most, if not all of the second grade supply list, sans backpack. But we didn’t even get the seventh grade list!! Hopefully we get it tonight. I can’t even imagine what this list will entail. I’m hoping we can recycle last years binders and anything left over. Maybe I will get lucky, and all the school supplies will be on clearance to make way for Halloween decorations. You know if it’s not out already, it’s about to be!!
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But seriously, are there any parents out there that can commiserate with me? Usually I start grabbing supplies when I see my first coupon or deal, but this year it just wasn’t something I could pull off. I hate the feeling of being this unprepared so close to the start of the school year, especially because my youngest’s birthday falls on Labor Day and school starts the day after. Oh what was I thinking, waiting this long??
I won’t panic. No I’m panicking a little bit. But please, can anyone relate?? I feel like the worst mother right now, so reassure me!! Leave me a comment and let me know I’m not alone, it’ll be OK. Because it will right??