I used to LOVE shopping for school supplies when I was a kid. And even more than that, I loved setting them all out when we got home and getting them all organized. Back in the days of the Trapper Keeper with multiple pockets for different subjects and what not.
And of course, we all always had several of these:
And we didn't have to get Kleenex, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wipes, or dry erase markers like now days. We have all that on our list and also post-it notes and 4 x 6 index cards. Index cards? What the heck are they doing with those? Recipe exchange?
Anyway, the last two years I took the girls school supply shopping and they like it ok but they don't love it as much as I did and they always insist on getting the fancier more expensive versions of everything, like spiral notebooks with a cute animal design instead of the plain $0.49 (or maybe $0.59) ones. I think one store had these on sale for $0.19, even.
So this year I went by myself. They were a little disappointed but they got over it pretty quickly. And tonight when I got home from work Olivia was going through everything and putting things in her pencil box and backpack. I joined right in and helped her and then Kayley got in on the action. For the first time ever they were kind of getting into it.