Back to School?
July 27, 2009 § 15 Comments
Has anyone else noticed back-to-school themed commercials starting up again? I did a double take the other day when I saw the first one. The college ones have been on for a few weeks now, but there is far much more prep that needs to happen for dorm prep, etc than elementary back to school stuff, so I’ve not really thought much about that.
The thing is, I love back to school time. It smells of Autumn to me, my most favorite time of year. When I see moms shopping for backpacks, I think of apples smothered in hot caramel and state and county fairs and sweaters and hiking and camping amongst beautifully changing mountain foliage.
But it’s July. Is it just me, or does it seem a tad early to start thinking about such things? I won’t mind so much in August, which… I guess is next week but still.. It’s like finding the stores stocking Christmas stuff already.
But I do love school shopping and that feeling just before school starts. I’m sure that I will engage in the annual ritual once Ella is old enough for schooling, even though I plan to homeschool. There’s just so much… nostalgia, and that… feeling and how much a part of Fall it is for me. I kinda wish I was going back this semester, just so I had an excuse to buy new school supplies. I can practically smell the Ticonderoga Pencils…