The PTA at ML’s school provided a new service this year. You could order school supplies online in May; and they would be delivered to her classroom for the first day of school. This is on the list of my TOP three things which happened this year. No more looking for an 8 pack of crayons with basic colors. Based on our experience last year, this staple from my childhood no longer exists, except with sparkles in them.
Today, Daddy’s Back-to-School Shopping Adventure by Alan Lawrence Sitomer and illustrated by Abby Carter arrived. I immediately laughed because ML meets her teacher tomorrow and I’m certain there may be some additional school supplies to buy. I work this weekend; so it’s up to ML and her Dad to fight the crowds. I won’t miss the thirty minute decision making process ML has when choosing a binder.
My friend posted, “Two stores, both of them mad houses, and $200 later, we have most of the school supplies. I still have to get a large broom head, 3 pool noodles, paint pens???, and a roll of heavy duty aluminum foil. Sigh.” I had a sigh of relief. I’m sure we will get request for some interesting items throughout the year. Thankfully, I didn’t have to fight the crowds; nor will I have to lug several bags of school supplies on the first day.
Now back to the book. I can relate to the dad’s nostalgia. If I saw a Holly Hobbie lunchbox at the store, I wouldn’t be able to resist.