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Shopping for school supplies

“A bouquet of newly sharpened pencils”

Fall is my favourite season. Yes, I actually prefer it to spring. There is something about dry leaves drifting to the ground that I like more than blossoming flowers.

Fall is also about new beginnings.

Quoting from one of my favourite movies,”You’ve Got Mail”:

“I love New York in the fall. It makes me want to buy school supplies.

If I had your name and address I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils.”

In most parts of the world, the new academic year begins in September. As all parents know, this means new books, stationery, school bags, lunch boxes and school uniforms.

Shopping for all these things means a lot of effort and a big hole in the pocket. Yet, I somehow used to like all this when I did it for my kids. I just did not realise it at that time. The fun in this was first brought home to me by a childless colleague. In my usual way I was cribbing about all the back to school hassle when she said, ‘That must be so much fun!” That stopped me in my tracks and I realised that it actually was.

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