Monday, August 24, 2009

Kiddos Back In School

I guess all students, whether they are public, private or home schoolers, are back in the books. The public schools here in NE Arkansas all started last week, and this week the college students start the new semester.

I thought traffic would be terrible coming to work this morning, but I guess that will come Wednesday. Monday and Tuesday are just getting the new syllabus and learning what books to buy and I think you can do that online these days.

Some of the things I remember about starting school each year:
New clothes that scratch and itch.
Seeing old friends that you haven't seen all summer.
Finding out that some old friends moved and won't be back(and you don't know where they went).
Meeting the new kids.
Realizing that if you didn't have friends last year, you probably won't have any this year.

One summer when we were getting ready to start 8th grade, I got stung by a wasp on my face just to the left of my eye. You couldn't tell who I was, much less what I was, but I started school on that Monday anyway. I was embarrassed and humiliated. I was laughed at and made fun of. I would have loved to have had a bag to put over my head.

I don't have a lot of good memories about school. Thank goodness I don't have to ever do it over.

What do you remember most about your days in school? I hope your memories are better than mine.

Hope you are having a great Monday. Pray for our country. Love one another.


Twisted Fencepost said...

Mostly my friends.
If I had it to do over again.....I would definitely have more fun.

Debra said...

First through eighth grade, not so good memories. Kids can be so cruel...I've always wondered why. No, I would not want it to do over again either.

Amy said...

I loved school! I enjoyed almost all of it..(wink wink).
If I had to do it again, I wouldn't let the drama of teenage girls get to me!

Ahhh... fresh new crayons, new spirals with crisp white paper, and fun new pens and pencil...Hmm?? I wonder if I could buy myself some school supplies? For what, I dont know? But still?

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