tonight we finished getting all of the back to school supplies needed for first grade.
pencils, glue sticks, colored pencils, erasers, paper, folders, a new backpack -- you name it, it was on the list and in our cart.
i remember when i was a kid and getting my new school supplies was a big deal and an end of summer highlight. it might have been because i was as much of a fun of paper goods then as i am now. raise your hand if you were ever the proud owner of a "trapper keeper" (mine had kittens on it thankyouverymuch) or pee-chees that you stacked together with duct tape. oh yes, those were the days.
i had a moment of getting a little teary as we rolled through the aisles of target. these firsts, i love them.
my girl is going first grade. i will so be that mom in the parking lot after drop off with tears streaming down. i can tell you that already and we are two weeks out from the big day.
the time has gone in the blink of an eye, and it feels like it only continues to go by faster.
so i could relate when i read kelle's post about getting them off on the right foot.
she does not always want to hold my hand anymore (insert super sad mom face here) because she is 6 and a half (she is very clear on that half part), so i will happily roam the aisles of target with her for school supplies as long as she lets me.
which i hope is until she graduates college (but don't tell her that as she might think that is slightly overdoing it).