Doesn't summer go by too fast? It's already August and before you know it, children everywhere will be heading back to school. In the retail world, now is the time for back to school shopping. When I was in grade school, that always meant new shoes, crispy new school supplies, and sometimes a new lunch box. I always liked school, so perhaps that is why I gravitate toward items in my Etsy shop with a vintage grade school vibe.
Back in elementary school (do they still call it that?), once the school day ended, I always loved having play dates with my friends. We all walked home from school and lived near each other, so I would stop at my house to collect a Barbie Doll or two and run over to a friend's house to play.
I wonder if these playful items from my shop were anyone's play date favorites?
In a few short weeks, it will be time for Jacob to go back to college. He will be living in an apartment this year, so we still have some back to school shopping to do. And I'm sure it will feel odd to Hannah that she's staying behind. Now that she has graduated, she's keeping very busy and enjoying her new job. Although her days are long, she doesn't miss the homework or the hours spent in the library. And since she is living at home until she can afford to move into NYC, John and I are happy to no longer be empty-nesters, at least for a little while.
Wishing you a good weekend. California, here we come!