No One Wants a Plain Red Notebook for Back-to-School!
[Editor's Note: I loved back-to-school shopping when I was a kid, solely because it meant a new year of Lisa Frank folders, notebooks, pencils, backpacks and so on. As BigMama points out, she decided to forgo the PTO's pre-packaged back-to-school supplies because she understands that sometimes a girl wants a fun folder. However, just because she understands it doesn't mean that back-to-school shopping isn't headache inducing. Have you finished up your shopping -- headaches or not -- yet? -Jenna]
Yesterday was the day I’ve been dreading since April 25th. Why April 25th? That was the official deadline to sign up for the pre-packaged school supplies provided by the PTO. All I had to do was write a check and we could show up for Meet the Teacher and receive a handy, shrink-wrapped package full of all our necessary school supplies.
But I didn’t do that.
Mainly because I was totally scarred by a heaping dose of mother guilt when Caroline was in first grade and her teacher handed her a generic red notebook from her pre-packaged supplies and Caroline said, “No way would my mom buy me a plain red notebook.” And she’s right. Because I appreciate that sometimes a girl needs a notebook featuring a baby seal or a kitten snuggled up with a ball of yarn.
Photo Credit: inhisgrace.