Re: September 2013
posted at 9/3/2013 2:08 PM EDT
In response to Ihavemyhats' comment:
Another TT breakfast today; tea and a scone!
It's still a little hot in the house but lovely outside. I am rushing to get all the laundry done so we have clothes and clean sheets and towels since I don't know if I'll get another laundry day until the middle of the month.
Those yearly off to school pictures are the best, especially when they are young and smiling! And a Tinkerbell backpack - how cute.
In the old days it was a lunchbox for the little ones (red plaid, anyone?), then the green book bags (remember - rubberized canvas? drawstrings over the shoulder?) book straps to hold the piles of books together; then attache cases with handles, rigid and sewn with seams that cut into your hands when you had to carry them home on the T, filled with heavy books. Over 50 years later, and I'm still in search of the perfect carrier for my books and papers! I have piles of empty briefcases, canvas bags, etc in the basement which I rotate in and out; I do have a great laptop bag now. Happy school days to all! (QUOTE)
Now in the old, old days of my youth, Hats, we didn't have backpacks, or book bags - as I was telling the 12 yr old yesterday when he was saying what the school really recommended was a backpack on wheels which would be better for their backs (!!!!) I told him when I was in school, our arms were the backpack and it hadn't hurt me a bit. From which he went into a 5 minute explanation of why wheelie backpacks are recommended now!
P.S. He ended up with a regular backpack, his Nana wasn't buying into that expense, after $38 football gloves (because he had caught and deflected a pass in Friday's game), and sneakers at a pretty hefty price, and almost new cleats - where he started the same thing "I really don't need a pair, the ones I have at home are nice and snug" !! His grandmother was nearing fury, but I told her that that should be a father/son shopping expedition anyway. Let him see what it's like!