What’s old is new again. At least in my life right now. BOY, it’s been a whirlwind of changes for me lately. All good, but everything is happening so quickly, it seems. Or maybe life has been in slow motion for so long that it seems like life has sped up.
Amongst all the myriad of changes, I have a kid going “back to school!” It’s technically not “back” to school for him (as he’s been homeschooled and umbrella-schooled forever), but it’s “back” to school for me, seeing him off. It’s pretty exciting and scary at the same time. But there’s one thing we both get to do that’s totally exciting ad fun: SHOP! Woohoo! We’re hitting the Target Back to School section, you betcha! We have to load up on school supplies and clothes because sweat pants and busted pencils might do well at home but not in class, huh? I’m kind of excited about it. I’m a school supply junkie. I LOVE back-to-school sales for my own office. Now I gt to share the joys of buying 2,000 pink erasers and new colored Sharpies and 100 extra spiral notebooks (hey, you never know when you’re going to need a new notebook!) with the son. I also intend on sneaking over to the home and housewares section, too. Did you know there’s a Target in Canada, too?! I have friends going that way and they rave about the home decor canada has to offer there.
He also has a pitiful — and I mean pitiful — wardrobe. I had no idea that he has *only* three shirts that fit!! Time to get on the ball, mom. So we’ve set a date together and plan to hit the Target aisles next week. I need a new coffepot and some other small things around the house, not to mention I need picture frames for my new posters… I also just found out about the REDcard. It can save us 5% on shopping sprees. And the Target website also has some great coupons for Sharpies, notebooks, lamps, and other home and school items. I’m thankful for sales, cards, and coupons — otherwise I’d be bankrupt before Columbus Day. :S
The whole thing is pretty exciting. And after 19 years of schooling the kids at home, I think we’re ready for a big change. The boy is looking forward to going to school, making new friends, and learning some of the electives that are being offered. And I’m looking forward to a new rug and finally getting my poster prints hung on the walls.
Life just keeps changing, doesn’t it?