'Twas the night before school

August 25,2011
Professor Mom
Aliki McElreath( )

Aliki is a writer and college English teacher. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, two children (ages seven and ten), a dog, a cat, a rabbit, and too many fish.

New clothes for school?

Check.

Note that L. picked out jeans to wear on the first day! He hasn't worn a pair of jeans since first grade and I keep doing a double-take when I see him with them on! 

New shoes?

Check.

New backpacks waiting by the door?

Check.

New lunch bag for T.--the perfect fit for her bento box?

Check.

And let me just say, for the record, that nothing says the end of summer like having to wake your 11-year old up at 6:00 am for school. Here's to fabulous days back for all our kids!