OK~ My intuition was correct as I stated that the school supplies would roll out in full force once the 4th of July was over and done with. We were in a couple large discount stores today and sure enough; boxes and boxes of notebooks, pens, paper, and the like were being rolled out in droves. Is it just me, or does this season seem to arrive earlier each year? I personally love the deals on these items, as I know it is much cheaper to purchase a 70 page spiral notebook in August (it's only July) than it is in January.
We, as a society, continue to wonder why our kids can't focus and we all feel as though we cannot keep up with our day to day activies. Kids are confused, parents are confused, and the clock just keeps on ticking. I really wish we could enjoy the simple moments in life. Back to school shopping is OK, but it is not what life is about. I just wish the materialistic things would not matter.
I am lucky, as my soon to be Senior in high school will be happy with a few notebooks, pens, paper, and whatever else the teacher's require him to have. I cannot imagine what back to school shopping must be like for parents of younger kids. The school supply section is very large, overwhelming, and kids are taking it all in. Talk about information overload.
So, if you have younger kids. How do you deal with all of the pressure that goes with back to school shopping. Oh yeah, and I am also blessed with the fact that my son will be happy to have a couple new $3.50 t-shirts from our local sporting goods store.
Another season of change is upon us. Roll with it, as there is not much we can do about it. For now, I will avoid the Back to School section in the stores, as I am sure there will be several melt downs occurring. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?