We don’t like that school starts in 10 days. Not one bit. We did the essential pencil box buying and eraser purchases today. With a much bigger shopping list on hand for the beach. We’ll be making the most out of our last 10 days. And I’ll embark on my first ever solo trip to the beach with the girls. Husband has to work. But that’s not stopping us girls from enjoying every last minute of summer.
Usually by now I’m ready for school to start, to get back to a routine, and get the girls out of the house. But not this year. We’ve had great summer. At first I was worried, that with them getting older they would get bored. The oldest would want to do things the youngest can’t do…and so on. But they proved they love being home, playing with friends, with neighbors, with mom. With simple things like cardboard boxes and forts in the living room. Sleepovers included.
They went to zero camps because they I could not convince them to go – anywhere. Except the pool and out for lunch or to pick up a new game or outdoor toy.
But it’s coming. The end of summer. And there is hardly any back to school hoopla happening here. Backpacks are issued by the school. My youngest girl’s teachers are just asking for gift cards to get the things they need – LOVE THAT. Eassssssssssssssyyyyy. And the same lunch lunch systems will apply this year. Reusing all the same stuff.
Including the same Plastic free lunch packing containers and systems. And the same Ideas for avoiding plastic cups, from babies to adults. Both posts are receiving a record number of hits during these back to school days. YEAH. And incase you are new around here and looking for lunch ideas, there is more. Like Waste free lunches, made easy and fun from two years ago. And A week of simple, fresh food lunches for school from last year.
Then there was the post about getting the girls to pack their own lunches. So there is not much more more I can say about packing school lunches.
So we are off to the beach. I’m skipping parent meetings and info sessions. It’s our 7th year at that school. So I don’t feel like a bad parent one bit. We know the drill. And so do our kids.
I’m off to enjoy the last 10 days of summer…. And then, just as fast as summer passed. We’ll jump right back into school.