Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Back to School

Good morning and Happy Hump Day friends.  How has your week been so far?  Great, I hope! Mine has been out of control at work - just SO CRAZY BUSY that it's unreal!  How many of you are out there getting ready for your babies to all start school again or have actually already gone back to school?  I have a confession, I am one of those moms who MISS my babies actually being young and being in school.  My two babies are grown already - my son is a junior in college and my daughter is married with a baby on the way.  I always enjoyed taking them back to school clothes shopping and school supply shopping and even loved labeling all of their stuff and putting it in their backpacks, and making their lunches, etc.  Yes, I am weird, I know, but I.LOVED.IT so much and really miss those special days with my kids - they've grown up so fast and it hurts this mommy's heart. :(

As a kid growing up and all through college, I LOVED SCHOOL.  I lived and breathed school.  My mother always joked that I should have been a professional student, that's how much I loved being a part of school.  I guess I chose the wrong profession, as I should have been a teacher so that I could attend school every day of the year, and have my summers off.  LOL  I think the only reason I didn't become a teacher is because back home in Arkansas teachers made very little money - I'm talking, MAYBE $18,000 a YEAR, if that.  It was awful!!!  Teachers do SO much to shape the minds of our children and deserve so much more of a pay raise and I just couldn't stomach making so little for my future.  

So do you and your kids have any back to school traditions? I would love to hear all about them! I've enjoyed getting to see my friend's kids pictures on their first day back to school and would love to see yours as well!  

I'm going to leave you with one of my favorite quotes, from one of my all-time favorite movies:

"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms." Joe Fox

I know, I'm a weirdo, but that is truly one of my most favorite all-time movies, and one of my favorite quotes in the movie.  I actually happen to LOVE New York in the Fall -! So, please share with me your favorite back to school traditions - I would love to hear all about them! 

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by to say hello.  Please let me know you were here. :)

Lots of love and hugs,

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