Back to school in August? No!
and binders and folders and all of that stuff. She’ll fill her shopping cart full of things “for my students,” not admitting that most of what she is buying is for herself.
Of course, there is more to “back to school” shopping than just school supplies. Kids need new clothes for school too. Because, apparently, if a kid shows up during the fi rst week of school wearing clothes that they wore at any time during the previous school year, they will be immediately ostracized, ridiculed, teased and possibly even sent back a grade.
Yes, I understand that the beginning of the school year is a good time to get the kids new clothes because they often outgrow the clothes they wore the year before. That’s why I advocate buying kid clothes that are two or three sizes too big so they can last for two or three years. It’s a great idea!
As an adult, I’ve been wearing some of the same shirts for 20 years, and no one has made fun of me! (At least, not that I know of.)
So, The Wife loves the school supplies and the shopping for kid clothes. She even really likes teaching. But, she’s still torn when it comes to “back to school” because she wishes it didn’t have to mean the end of the fun of the parades, picnics, fireworks and the beach.
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