Saturday, August 29, 2009
One Extra Thing
I just started my 32 first week of school. It was busy as usual, but very boring to write about. So I thought I would write about great memories I have of the boys and school starting. In the fall of 1987, Greg started to kindergarten. I cried - he didn't. School shopping was fun - yes, I did enjoy the hunt to find everything on that infamous list. Diana and I would take all the kids to Walmart. However, the best part of it all was that each child got to pick out "one extra thing." Oh, the suspense as the four children would go up and down each aisle in search of that "one extra thing" that would be special for the upcoming school year. Some of the choices might be a fancy writing instrument, flavored markers, stickers, or a "trapper-keeper," I believe they were called. Our traditions did not end there. On the first day of school, we always posed for the official school picture. Oh, what memories of my 'One Life Lived.' My request for each of you children is to leave me a comment on your favorite one extra thing. Yes, Jenna, you too.