Wow, it’s back to school already! I can’t believe how fast this summer went.
The kids and I spent this weekend getting new school shoes, new backpacks, new jeans, new pencils/pens/binders/folders, and organizing home desks and backpacks for a fresh, new start.
The kids seem excited. Rene always says this is her “New Year’s Day” — moreso than January 1. The first day of school, she says, is the day where she goes in with hope and resolutions — those clean, pink erasers; the clean, empty backpack; and the freshly sharpened pencils simply feel symbolic of all the hope she has for the upcoming year.
How about you? Did you have the bright, clean notebook and “New Year’s Day” feeling when you started school every fall?