Sunday, July 23, 2006
It's Sunday morning, 4 weeks before school starts and it's vacation time! No beaches or amusement parks for me - I'm going SHOPPING!
Today is the beginning of Florida's 1 week-long Back to School Tax Free Holiday. Pencils, pens, glue sticks, notebooks, clothes, shoes - all tax free this week! I am SO ready!
If you know me, you know that there are three kinds of stores I could spend all day in... book store, hardware/home improvement store, and office supply stores! (Clothes stores are on my list of "to avoid" stores). So this week is my version of shopping heaven. I have Z-boy's school supply list all ready. I'm making lists in my head of shoes and clothes he's going to need and thinking how to arrange his room to accomodate the desk he's going to be using for homework. I LOVE BACK-TO-SCHOOL!
Times like these, I wish I was going back to school. In the grade-school sense. Fresh, clean paper, the smell of new pencils being sharpened, the first word out of a ball-point pen. The discoveries that await behind the beat-up binding of old school books and meeting the teacher who will be telling me things I've never even thought of before and opening up my world to include those new, and sometimes old, ideas.
It is with a mix of dread and anticipation that I send my son off to his new school this year. And just a little bit - I wish I were in his shoes.