13 Sights, Sounds and Smell of Back to schoolI love summer even now that I am not teaching, there is something to be said for hanging out versus go, go, going all the time!
- A Bag of football equipment has taken oven my back porch.
- The smell from above mentioned equipment will never be sold as a Yankee Candle Scent.
- The crickets are non stop chirping. Luckily they are staying outside this year and I know that my cats are cursing the new door on our back porch that now has a seal on the bottom.
- Laundry has increased with daily washes of cross country and football clothes. And I have trained my children well, they do their own laundry!!
- Let's see how many water bottles and empty gatorade bottles can fit on a 15 inch counter top.
- The ads and circulars filling the newspapers with back to school sales.
- The slowly growing pile of stuff gathering to be brought back to college.
- The school picture information is on the island and in the next few days they will slowly sink to the bottom of the pile.
- Pile, what pile? Why the pile of forms that the school has sent, two manila envelopes of the same stuff for two boys. Health forms, lunch information, bus routes, lunch lady birthdays, principal slush fund....still with me here?
- Backpacks are emerging from the closet to to have the junk from last year cleaned out.
- Here in New England, we have woken up to temps in the 40's, an early glimpse of October for us.
- Driving the youngest to track before work in the morning since his older brother has to be at the school at 6:30am for football, kind of eerie to come off the hill and drive into the early morning fog.
- The slow days of summer becoming frantic with all the school preparation and sports, the taste of what's to come.
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