It’s back to school week (or month, it seems). And guess what? I don’t care. Not to be mean or anything, but I am a mom to a toddler. This back to school stuff may be in my not-so-distant future, but for now, it all baffles me. I have spent the past month attending neighborhood events where all conversation revolves around the starting up of after-school sports, who got what teacher, and whether there is a new bus driver. I have listened to everyone talk about the minute details of this whole process; I have even liked the back to school photos on the FaceBook pages of my friends with older kids. But I have not participated in the hands-on details of prepping kids for back to school. And let’s face it, I am a working mom, so my schedule pretty much doesn’t change year-around. The biggest affect this all has on me is an increase in traffic during my morning commute.
I am happy for your kids. I am glad they have made it to another milestone. I even think their first day back outfits are cute. But I simply don’t understand where you are at right now. So forgive me if my eyes glaze over when the rituals and recipes of the elementary school lunchroom are discussed. I have not a clue, yet. And I’m trying to avoid all that, knowing it will be my turn all too soon.
I did enjoy tax-free week at the mall, though. That was fun.