I forgot how fun it was to pick out backpacks for school. Due to homeschooling, we haven't needed them until this year so I surprised the girls one night and took them to Target to pick out their choice pack. Fun-Zee.
I remember my mother buying me a blue backpack from Land's End. Well, I knew it was so cool in 4th grade.
I love when they are little how the backpack fits their whole back self.
What is it about school supplies that are so enticing? I love buying them each year. I remember how I loved getting my school supply list each year and going to our local ALCO or TG&Y store to purchase all the goods. It was so exciting. I remember picking out a new school box each year. My mom would always check our old one to see if it could be used again. I may or may not have tampered with my old one so I could get a new one. I remember wanting a Trapper Keeper so bad.
I was just telling the kids tonight that I use to bring my lunch to school. Dominic said I was like the Pioneers. My mom made us fresh bread, three slices of cheese, apples, and carrots. Once a week, we got a special Little Debbie's treat and on Fridays we could buy a chocolate milk.
Sometimes during mothering them, I remind myself that this is their first time to do certain things so don't water your life experience on their first time experience. It is important to them.