Did I miss something?

Is it November? Should I be setting my alarm for 3 am to go to the mall in the morning? Do I need a sleeping bag so I can camp out at Best Buy? Looking through the Sunday sale papers with crazy back-to-school sales is reminding me of the Black Friday ads Thanksgiving week.

Now don't get me wrong--I love fresh school supplies. The smell of pencils right out of the package, the feel of a new eraser, the crispness of a brand new notebook with its unwritten pages. I love it all. I look forward to Target's $1 Crayola markers and 25 cent crayons all year long. Even before I had children I would buy the crayons. It's that good of a deal.

But last I checked, it's still July.

Can't we just enjoy the summer? Do we have to rush? When my boys are old enough for school and summer vacation, we're going to squeeze every last drop of enjoyment out of it. We still have lots of time to spend at the pool and walking to Dairy Queen. We still have plenty of nights of chasing fireflies. What's the hurry?

Am I the only one that feels this way?


  1. You're not. It gets earlier and earlier each year. Some of us still have an entire month before we have to go back. I like to plan, but I'm also going to enjoy!

  2. I try to put off getting supplies as long as I can, but not everyone does, so about the time I am ready for them, something is always gone. . .

  3. I'm glad the supplies are on the cheap already - my kids go back on Aug 10!! :) It does make summer short though - then again, Hobby Lobby already has ROWS of Christmas stuff out! CRAZY! :)

  4. I love this time of year! I don't have kids, but few things make me happier than buying spiral notebooks for a cent! Do I even need them? Not at all! :)

  5. the worst is that half of my friends are done already -- including the school CLOTHES. What's up with THAT? It's 100 degrees where I live!

    following you/grabbed your button (ouch); SITS love.

  6. That's funny you write about this. I was just telling my husband yesterday that I need to get school stuff for the Fall semester and then I realized IT'S ONLY JULY. Geeeeez. Sometimes I wish there was regulation on that stuff. It makes it harder to enjoy the end of Summer.

    Happy Monday!!

  7. It's way to early for school supplies!

    Stopping by from SITS! :)

  8. I want Barnes & Nobles to have a $1 sale...LOL

    Stopping by to give a little blog ♥

  9. I don't think they should have school stuff out so soon either, but I guess some schools start in August so it makes sense. It's the whole Christmas in October stuff that bugs me.

  10. I know this is a few weeks late but I still have 4.5 weeks left until school starts- let me enjoy it!!! ;)


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