The Back-to-School Hustle

The Back-to-School Hustle

Well, the signs are all around us. Summer vacation is nearly over and school is about to begin, if it hasn’t already. It’s time for the Back-to-School Hustle! And oh how I dread that Back-to-School Hustle. You know what I’m talking about. Food Advertising by That last-minute run to the store to get supplies, backpacks, whatever you forgot or couldn’t find. And now you, along with all the other poor procrastinators who waited until the last minute, have only a few hours left to pick them up before the stores close. I purchased most of the required items I needed last week, but there were a couple of things that we couldn’t find in stock. The most frustrating item on the list was the one school supply I needed, but already had plenty of …

The Back to School Scramble

Phew! I made it. I actually survived the morning of the first day of school. Was very happy to send all five kids on their way without any drama. It was a crazy early morning for me. The first bus for my elementary schoolers is scheduled to arrive at 6:20 (but they have to be out there 10 minutes early), then the middle schooler gets picked up at 7:30 and finally I have to drive my high schoolers because their school is no longer in our district, so no buses. [sarcasm font]It was so much fun walking the girls to the bus stop (only a block away) in the dark and then waiting 30 minutes for the bus to show up.[/sarcasm font] Thankfully it finally did, and I was back …