Wednesday, August 14, 2013

So Transpose or Stop Your Lies

Today, my youngest son headed back to school for his Junior year. He isn't a huge fan of school, but I was heartened by the fact that he went cheerfully and seemed in a positive frame of mind about the year to come. This gave me the ammunition that I needed for an easy Choose and Defend Wednesday! Every new school year is a new beginning...a new chance to learn, a new chance to gain interests, and of course, a new chance to get new things!

What was your favorite part of going back to school as a kid?

New Clothes

New School Supplies

Think back upon those days and remember what really gave you that push you needed to feel great about giving up all that wild, running around :)  Sure, there were your friends, but let's leave them out of this! Choose and Defend! 


Jasen Buch said...

Being a product of Catholic schools, new clothes meant more of the same. I enjoyed the school supplies and, as I approach my 40th birthday, I still do. New pens, fresh notebooks, pristine folders, all waiting for me to doodle them up as I sit through boring classes. NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

FW said...

I liked getting new clothes when I changed school but I grew so slowly that I don't remember many changes of clothing. I very much liked getting pristine new exercise books and new pencil cases though. I got through a lot of bags too. So my vote is for new supplies too.

Anonymous said...

My two favorite things were boxes: pencil boxes and lunch boxes. I'll never forget my first REAL pencil box as opposed to a cigar box bummed from the corner store, and I still love lunch boxes. They are wonderful little pieces of tin kitsch.

Okay, and I ate a little
Elmer's glue.

laura b. said...

Jasen: I always wondered what the clothes things was like for the uniformed kids! One for School Supplies.

FW: Around here, new clothes for the new school year seem de rigueur no matter how your old clothes have held up. Rather silly. Two for School Supplies.

James: There is something cool about things to keep other things in! I guess we all ate a little glue :) Three for School Supplies.

Everyone: Up in here, we like our New School Supplies, coming out ahead of New Clothes at 0-3! Anyone else have an opinion? Do tell.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Sorry I'm late! I'm going to have to go with clothes. I can still remember a few of the back-to-school outfits I got as a kid. In particular, for kindergarten, I got a plaid dress (not quite mini but close), with a brown patent leather belt and brown patent leather boots. In my mind, I looked like a go go dancer. In reality, I looked like a chubby cheeked kid with a pixie haircut.

laura b. said...

Secret: I imagined myself a whole new person in my new look each year :) The things we remember... One for Clothes.

Now we have a contest of 1-3!