Short week Wednesday!



Due to the Holiday it’s already Wednesday – a short work week, yes it is!

Last night, after the Grands first day, I reflected on all it took to get our boys ready for school.  New shoes and clothes. School supplies.  Meet the Teacher.   Trying to get them to bed when it was still perfectly light outside.   Lunches.  Backpacks by the front door.  A picture in front of it and then – they were off!

And then I remembered how I used to read this book to both of them as we got them ready to start.  In my Grover voice, of course.

And I smiled as I remembered that same book lives in Miss MJ’s room now ~ and that her Daddy reads it to her, too.  In his man-Grover voice.

I still love school supplies and was happy when school started again.  Do you remember going to bed when it was still “perfectly light outside?”   What was in your lunch pail?

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  1. Going to bed when it was still light outside? Oh boy do I remember and wonder how in the world my parents got away with putting us down at 7:30…oh yes, 7:30 around first and second grades.

    • Yep – it was 7:30 for at least K-grade 2 maybe even 3rd. I remember lying there thinking I could be outside playing kick-the-can or something and the next thing I knew it was morning LOL! MJ

  2. I don’t remember going to sleep when it was light but I do remember my first year in high school. I had gotten all these wonderful wool skirts (we couldn’t wear pants then). Beautiful plaids with matching long sleeved blouses. It was like 80 degrees (and no a/c in the schools then either) and I insisted on wearing a new wool skirt on my first day. My mother just let me go.

  3. In reply to Kate: My mom had a saying: “Pride’s neither too hot nor too cold” – she would said that whenever anyone wore clothes out of season! And we couldn’t wear slacks to school either – hard for kids to imagine these days.
    I was never a fan of school, so I dreaded each day that I went. In my lunchbox? I went through a tuna fish sandwich phase (and placed potato chips on top of the tuna…yes, strange), but usually ended up with a cheese sandwich! Glad my school days (and my son’s) are behind us!

    • We were allowed to wear pants but they had to be “dressy” – and we often wore dresses with tights, esp in winter.

      I don’t remember ever taking Tuna Fish, although I like it, my favorite was baloney & mustard. I still like it 🙂 Since those weren’t happy times for you I am glad they are behind you now~~ MJ

  4. I do so remember those “going back to school days.” The excitement was huge and I loved having a new pencil box and notebooks to get organized with. There would be a bologna sandwich and a bit of candy in my lunch box. “Those were the days…..”

    • Oh yes – the pencil box, new eraser and all those new pencils to sharpen 🙂 I also liked baloney sandwiches but my favorite was if Mom sent leftovers – like a piece of fried chicken or home-made cake wrapped up in waxed paper ~ I can still remember unwrapping it .. with delight! 🙂 MJ

  5. Totally remember going to bed just after the sun had barely set! Lunch was PB&J on homemade bread, fruit of some kind and maybe a cookie or two.
    Thanks for the memory prompt MJ. 😊

    • Always home-made bread, for sure. And yes .. it was so light out still .. the first week of school I did feel a bit cheated at that.. but we got used to it! In winter Mom would send home-made soup or hot chocolate in my thermos ~ boy that made me feel special 🙂

  6. In elementary school, I had to walk home for lunch. Later on, the lunch hour was shortened, or winter came. I ate a lot of cheese sandwiches, carried in my little brown-paper lunch bag.

    • I had a friend in town who would invite me home for lunch with her sometimes ~ I thought it was surreal that we could have lunch and watch the Flintstones which came on at noon. 🙂 Mostly I brought my lunch in my lunch pail (tin) and yes there were lots of sandwiches always on home-made bread. 🙂 MJ

  7. I remember the first day of school feeling so exciting. And then by day 2, it was starting to feel routine already!

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