With just over a month of summer still left, it’s hard to believe that school starts up this week for some lucky students. Or should that read lucky parents? I myself don’t ever remember starting school earlier than Labor Day, an American holiday observed on the first Monday in September.
School supplies back in my day (70s-mid 80s) were somewhat simple: loose leaf paper, #2 pencils, Trapper Keeper three-ring binders, EraserMate pens and smelly erasers. As much as I detested going to school, I always loved back to school shopping.
One thing I remember about the beginning of the school year was covering our textbooks with brown paper bags from the grocery store and then decorating them with the names of favorite bands or of a latest crush.
What is one of your favorite or no so favorite back to school rituals for you or your children?
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