Do you remember the excitement of getting ready to return to school? There were new clothes, and usually a new pair of shoes. As much as you didn’t want to return to school, it was hard to overlook the excitement of a new backpack and pristine notebooks just waiting to be filled.
Those of us who home school all year long sometimes miss this important time of year. Returning to school makes school exciting, if only for a little while. It gives both parents and children something to prepare for, and experience together.
Aside from the emotional boost you might get from having some type of back to school ritual, there is one other consideration. Take advantage of the back to school sales on school supplies and fall/winter clothing. If you need notebooks in January you will pay three times as much for a notebook compared to the sale prices. And by the time it is cold, they will have bathing suits on the racks.
So, shop early, and start some back to school traditions that will make memories and build excitement for years to come!