1. Back to school shopping!! The second half of every summer I reminisce about heading to Target to pick up all my new school supplies. It was one of my favorite shopping trips of the year. I could seriously barely contain my anticipation of what Trapper Keeper I would get (the Lisa Frank psychidelic panda and unicorn design vs kittens in a basket),
Now that I have a kindergartner this fall I get to go school supply shopping with him and it will take some will power to let him choose his own stuff and not push my favs on him. Maybe I'll just get my own new pencils though.
2. The children's book Someday by Alison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds is fantastic. This book is so touching and it makes me tear up and cry every single damn time I read it. Right along the lines of The Giving Tree and The Little Match Girl. If I read a-n-y of those book to my boys I am a slobbering mess by the end and scaring them. Cue to Jerry to swoop in and finish up story time so as not to scar the children for life. But really, this book is a keeper and belongs on every family's book shelves.