What? No more school supplies?

My daughter’s preparing to enter her final semester at college.  Although we are anticipating her graduation with excitement, it is also a bittersweet time of life.
Gone are the “first day of school photos”, long gone are the “meet the teacher” events, and gone are the back to school shopping days.
This morning we went out together to shop for school supplies.   As we walked along aisles filled with school supplies, I was taken back to seeing her as a little girl eagerly looking at all the “cool” stuff for school.  I remember her eyes lighting up when looking through the shiny covers on spiral notebooks, or the big box of crayons with the sharpener on the back of the box!

Instead, today she is very specific in her selections—a 3 count package of black pens, a planner, and 4 plain spiral notebooks (one per class).  Sorry, but what fun is that?  She walked right past all the cute, colorful erasers, the boxes of markers, and the boxes of 24 count crayons!  Not even the zippered pencil cases got too much attention!

This is it! School supply shopping takes on a whole new look when it’s your last semester of school!
In order to help me deal with all of this, I found and purchased a super colorful notebook and pencils with “Xtra Sparkle”!
I made sure my pencils were extra sparkly!
I have no idea what I will do when she begins a “big girl job” and doesn’t even talk about school supplies any longer!  Lord, help me!
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