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School Supplies in July?


It’s not Christmas yet, not quite.  But give retailers a couple more months and I’m sure we’ll see Frosties and manger scenes available for sale.  It is, apparently, back-to-school season.  Flying high over the entrance to Target today, I saw a giant sign advertising back-to-school deals.

I thought, “Really?  My kids have been home for two weeks and it’s already time to start getting ready to go back?”  I told them to hide their eyes and we continued shopping for bug spray and life vests because, as much as I love school, I’m enjoying spending time with my babies and I’m not ready to think about sending them away for seven hours a day again.

So far this summer, I’m not doing a great job keeping their minds active and learning.  We’ve done a few cool activities but nothing special.  I’ve picked up the summer reading packet from the library but haven’t started keeping track.  We’ve talked about keeping journals but haven’t written anything.  I’ve blogged about avoiding summer brain drain more than I’ve done anything about it. 

We’ve had a lot of fun these past two weeks and we did all need a break but I don’t want the next two months to go by without me being mindful of how we spend them.  So, as disturbing as it was to see those signs up already, they did serve as a nice little reminder to get my butt in gear and avoid wasting the entire summer.

What about you?  Have you started stocking up on pencils and notebooks yet?

Kathryn Thompson is a mom to two school-aged kids, a toddler and a deceased betta fish. She can also be found at The Parenting Post, and occasionally the gym.