7/18/13

School Supplies - Throwback Thursday Link Up

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School Supplies - 
Those very words make children shudder that summer will be over soon. 
Those very words make mothers dance that summer will be over soon.
The words strike fear into new cashiers at discount stores.
The words strike joy into the hearts of retailers everywhere.

There are few things in the world as important to a child as the annual back to school shopping trip for school supplies. I remember the joy of choosing my first-ever Trapper Keeper. I longed all summer for the smell of a brand new box of crayons to open. I remember nearly crying with ecstasy the year my mom finally gave in and bought me the box of 64 crayons with the sharpener in the back. I remember the paper cuts I got when I assembled all that wide-ruled loose-leaf paper into the binder that had to be exactly one-inch in width and no more. The biggest decision of all was always the backpack. It couldn't be too trendy or I'd be out of style by the end of the school year. It couldn't be too girly or too plain. It had to be sturdy enough to carry everything I would throw at it and in it, but it also had to be cool enough so I could fit in. Regardless of the brand, the color, or the size of the school supplies I got each year, the annual trip with my mom was so much fun. I'm sure the expense of four children entering school wasn't much fun for her, but knowing she'd soon have her quiet days back was enough to justify the cost. Each year, on the first day of school, mom would hang out the American flag...it was HER independence day!

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2 comments:

  1. I love the hanging of the flag each year. Very symbolic!

    In elementary the big thing was Lisa Frank, you were not cool if you didn't have at least a bare minimum of 8 Lisa Frank items.

    Then in high school it was Five Star products.

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  2. Ah the smell of a freshly crack box of Crayolas! I should be too old to care, however I still selectively covet that smell each year when I'm helping the grandchildren shop ;) I think is almost as much fun/work as the holidays that follow close behind the start of a new school year.

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