It’s that time of year again. Where kids put away their water guns and pick up their backpacks. Yes, it’s back to school once more! Some may be sad, some may be excited, but either way, there’s no avoiding that inevitable first day of class.
Even though it may be upsetting to see the summer end, we all remember the excitement of buying new school supplies like our trapper keepers, mechanical pencils, and notepads. Or look forward to that cafeteria lunch dessert (such as Hershey’s® Ice Cream Scooter Bar or Cookies N’ Cream Cone). It was the simple things that made us happy. All we truly had to worry about was finding our classrooms on time and claiming a seat in the lunchroom with the right crowd.
When we truly look back, why did we always dread going back to school? What made us so anxious and stressed? If you were anxious and stressed that is. Compare those times to today for those living out of the classroom. You didn’t have any bills, relationship issues, or major responsibilities in general. We should enjoy that time of bliss instead of rushing into the real world.
So if you are sending your kids back to the classroom, and they are complaining they don’t want to go, or wish they were all grown up, don’t forget to remind them how good they truly have it right now. They grow up fast. Enjoy this time and let them be kids and enjoy youth as much as possible.
What’s your favorite memory from school days?