Even as an adult, I still find back to school shopping magical -- there is so much promise in an unopened box of pens. Nik had an official back-to-school list so I wrote up one for Ben, too. We went to Target and picked out pens, pencils, folders, erasers, scissors.
On Monday a box arrived on my front steps, heavy with school books. On Tuesday a couple arrived from Amazon. If you peek in my window you will see me happily sitting at the kitchen table, books spread out, gnawing on the back of my pencil and trying to figure out how to tie our history fiction and non-fiction books together and what project we will do this fall.
School starts a week from Monday. We are almost ready.