Back to School

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@sishy7 (27380)
Australia
August 18, 2015 11:18am CST
Summer break is ending and I've been reading many 'back to school' posts. They talk about buying school supplies, first day of school, and even going back to school as mature students. The posts remind me of such time with my own kids. Year after year, I was always so excited to be involved with their 'back to school' activities. Naturally, as they get older and more independent, I become less and less involved with their school life. It's a good thing, I know; but I miss those times in the beginning of the school year when my kids still need me to get ready for school. Time flies by too fast...
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• Williamsburg, Virginia
18 Aug 15
I agree. Time really does fly. My children haven't gone back to school yet. There is still 3 weeks left of summer vacation. September 8th is when they head back to school. I just bought new backpacks. Now I just need to concentrate on school supplies. I tend to wait on that though because half the teachers don't need all the stuff on the lists that are given out and they need other things that are not on the list. So I usually wait. I do send them to school with the basics of course. Paper, pencil, folders, notebooks. Stuff like that. God bless.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
18 Aug 15
Yeah, I went through the same plus over here students wear uniform so I had to deal with that as well.
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• Williamsburg, Virginia
18 Aug 15
@sishy7 oh my. do you have to pay for the uniform? Right now my children have decent clothes to start the year in. But when I can I will them a couple of new outfits each. God bless.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Aug 15
@taramarie39 Yes, the uniform is not free... And even if they go to same high school, the uniform is different for lower and upper (junior and senior year) high school students.
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• United States
18 Aug 15
I'm so glad I haven't seen as many back to school posts as you talk about seeing- I don't even want to think about going back to school in September! Of course, I am exciting for all the shopping I will have to do before then.. :)
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Aug 15
Ah, you're on the other side of me... I know, I could see myself getting more excited about new school year than my kids, the students who actually have to go back to school.
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• United States
19 Aug 15
@sishy7 Ah, thank you! I have been wondering!
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@cgalavia (1419)
• Philippines
19 Aug 15
I still no excitement of my kids going to school maybe next year when my eldest son enroll for a pre-school and I know I'll be more also engaging and involve when the school comes next year.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Aug 15
Enjoy them - soon they'll start school and before you know it they'll be high school graduates!
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• Tampa, Florida
19 Aug 15
My kids are all big enough and also get themselves ready for school basically without help from except my daughter she may ask me to do her hair...
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Aug 15
Sounds so sweet... I missed that altogether since I've never had any daughter.
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• Tampa, Florida
20 Aug 15
@sishy7 awww no girls my sister has the same problem she had 3 boys....my daughter is the youngest of my kids
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
20 Aug 15
@lbrookes14 I imagine she's your sweet princess then... Yeah, I have 4 boys and my only sister has 2 boys. So my poor mom has only daughters and no grand-daughter . But I guess after what she's been through with me and my sister, she loves having only grand-sons.
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@Asylum (47330)
• Manchester, England
19 Aug 15
As you say this is a good thing that they develop a degree of independence over the years. At least you have the satisfaction of knowing that you contributed to them attaining that level of maturity.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Aug 15
Yeah, I want to pat myself on the back for that, but can't really do it... Besides, they really are good kids so they make my job very easy .
@Asylum (47330)
• Manchester, England
20 Aug 15
@sishy7 This does relate to the same source. The fact that they are such good children is partly due to their upbringing and family environment, so you deserve that pat on the back. One easy way to acquire a pat on the back is to lie under a cow.
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@sharon6345 (102168)
• United States
19 Aug 15
I don't miss losing sleep early in the morning. I do miss buying the supplies and new clothes.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Aug 15
He he... somehow I get into the habit of waking up early before everyone else in the house even on weekends or school holidays
@sharon6345 (102168)
• United States
19 Aug 15
@sishy7 I wake up about 7 am all the time. I want to sleep till about 11 but can't.
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@MusesM (578)
19 Aug 15
yes time flies by too fast,i am 26 years old now,i miss those time when i am a student at school,haha
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Aug 15
When I see my kids off to college, I've to admit that part of me want to go back to school...
@MusesM (578)
20 Aug 15
@sishy7 haha,those are good time:)
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
18 Aug 15
Yep - the kids started school today! Now I don't have to tend to my oldest as much - she knows the ropes. My little one is actually quite independent himself - but of course mom wants to be there just in case and for extra hugs - hee hee. I love buying school supplies - in fact I'll be leaving shortly to go buy my own stash of school supplies - it's sale time - ha ha!
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Aug 15
Happy shopping! Get them while on sale even if you don't need the stuff yet.
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
19 Aug 15
@sishy7 I stock up for next year and for throughout the school year on these sales!
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@allknowing (55812)
• India
19 Aug 15
The smell of new books and the determination to keep them that way till the end only to see dogs ears is one thing I will never forget.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Aug 15
Yeah, I remember helping my kids put some plastic book covers on; but in general my boys were not too neat and tidy with their school books.
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@else34 (13656)
• New Delhi, India
19 Aug 15
Yesterday I saw my nephew's son crying inconsolably while going back to school after a long vacation.Lol !!It reminded me of my own childhood.
@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Aug 15
Ha ha... I had those first day of school moments too when my kids were small. Luckily, I remember it was always brief as they'd soon be playing with their school friends.
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@Rollo1 (16725)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Aug 15
I only have one to get ready for school now, and it's a little easier on the budget. But it won't be long before he's done high school. Time certainly does fly.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
19 Aug 15
Yeah, now my kids only need me to pay for their college tuition as far as their school life is concerned .