Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Pee Chees Forever!
Okay, as a mother with three children, aged 23, 21 and 19 (well, almost 20), this time of year - "Back To School" - has a whole new meaning to me than it used to. It used to mean excited, giggly children finding out who their teachers were and what friends had the same classes. It meant clothes shopping and school supply gathering. That part changed as the children got older. When they were young, clothes shopping was fun and painless. They were thrilled with whatever clothes you bought them (even the WalMart, cheaper kind). Of course, as they got older they got pickier and wanted the hippest, coolest, MOST EXPENSIVE clothes! Granted, they never got the hippest, coolest, MOST EXPENSIVE clothes, but we did our best to make sure they weren't totally humiliated the first day of school.
Now "Back to School" simply means - - no kids in the grocery stores during the day, I have to slow down to 20 in front of a school, and . . . best of all . . . quiet. At least until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. I love this time of year.
Side note - - does anyone remember when we didn't have to buy 10,000 boxes of kleenex or 12 dozen pencils or 15 boxes of crayons/markers or 25-1,000 page notebooks - - -to SHARE ?? Pee chees - - that's about we needed.
Anyway, I digress.
I read the other day about a school (middle school, I think - - I forget where) that was going to have condoms available to all their students, 12 years and older. Just doing their part to make sure kids are safe. I almost threw up when I read that.
HOWEVER . . .
I know most schools and teachers are great, and that kids still have a chance to be kids and do those "kid" things which can bring tons of happiness to them and families. And great memories!
Here's to all you mothers with kids in school - - MAKE GREAT MEMORIES THIS YEAR!!
And remember - - pee chees STILL rock!!