Tuesday, August 31, 2010

10 Reasons I love Back to School Time


1.  School Supplies – School supply shopping is one of my favorite things!!  There is something exciting about buying fresh unused boxes of crayons and new loose leaf paper.  The smell of Crayola in the house brightens my day.

2.  Fresh Starts – The start of the school year is a fresh start.  To me, the beginning of school is a better time to make new resolutions than on New Year’s Day.

3.  Early to Bed, Early to Rise – Those of you who know me know that I am a morning person.  After about, um, 9:00 pm, I should crawl under a rock and not speak to others.  By getting up early, the boys are ready for bed earlier and we all have a much happier day!

4.  Routine – Having a carefree summer was fun, but being out of routine wore on my house and my nerves {yep, I said it!}.  The kids and I had fun this summer, but being out of routine was stressful.  Next summer, I am going to HAVE to get a routine going at the beginning of summer. 

5.  New Teachers – All of the teachers my boys have had so far have been WONDERFUL and AMAZING!  There is something fun and undiscovered about new teachers.

6.  Shoes – Back to school means back to school shoe shopping.  The boys needed new shoes so they could run faster and jump higher.  Because new shoes do that right? 

7.  Backpacks – The boys were so fun when we were looking for backpacks.  Andrew is a big 3rd grader now and he wanted a “cool” backpack {i.e. one with only one strap}.  Jacob wanted a Lightning McQueen backpack {complete with matching lunchbox}.

8.  New Friends – Every year brings with it a new group of friends.  New friends to chat with, learn from, and play with. 

9.  Better spectator weather – With three boys, sports occur in almost every season.  Right now, we are playing baseball (fall ball) and soccer.  When the season began, we sat outside in 100+ degree weather for practices.  Now that school has started again, temperatures have been cooling off and we are reaching much, much, much more reasonable temps.

10.  Beanie Season – Those of you who know me, know that I love beanie season.  That is the time of year when the weather cools off and the kids can wear all their cute beanies.  Most people might just call this time of year fall, but around our house, it is beanie season!

Hope you are enjoying the fun, exciting, and occasionally stressful back to school time.  We are!

This post is linked up to Oh Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday.  For more Top Ten lists, visit Oh Amanda!


  1. You sound so excited!! I am sad to let summer go this year, but I know when I get into the swing of school and stuff I'll be loving it.

  2. It's fun to have a fresh start. New schedules, back int a routine, and of course watching our kids grow!

  3. My son isn't in school yet but when I was in school I loved shopping for supplies. Even now I love finding a cute new notebook or buying markers for bible study. And I love ANY kind of bag so I am excited to get into the backpack stage : )


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