The schools of the city of Linton start the 2021-22 school year Aug. 10. Although my nephew could spend a few more days enjoying the summer vacation, his mother can hardly wait until the start of school.
We spent last Saturday at a local shopping mall. We were shopping for his first day of school, a task we all agree can only be endured only one time a year.
Why is it that mothers and sons can never agree while they shop?
I assured my sister that school shopping for the little guy will get easier as he gets older. She gave me a sneer, and it was obvious she knew I was lying.
Each item has to be just right. Approval not only from the school but also by his peers. Who would actually want to use last year’s backpack? Why would he need new socks? The ones he has worn all summer are good enough for him.
The list from the school states he needs to bring glue sticks, a box of tissues, scissors and yes, a box of bandages. No ring binders are allowed in school and please bring one sealed box of children’s Tylenol. My sister wonders if she should buy a box of
Tylenol for the teacher, too.
Perish the thought that he might ride his bicycle to school on summer days. He is a year older now and would rather walk than ride a bicycle. Can a motor bike be far behind? When we parted at the end of the day, they were still discussing how he was going to get his hair cut.
This summer has been hot and humid but tolerable. School starts this week and for the most part, both mother and son are glad of it.
Nancee Harrison is a past columnist for the Greene County Daily World. Visit www.blondeladywithdarkroots.com