The Best School Supplies

Back To School, Back To Kitten Folders

Well, back to school (back-to-school?) has kicked my butt off the Internet for longer than I expected. I did snap a photo of my son’s school supplies that made me very happy and not just because I get a little buzz when I see 10 colors of highlighters.

The Best School Supplies
Kittens, Football, Fast Cars, and Puppies!

I’m pretty sure if E could have a Camaro filled with kittens playing football, he would be happy — wait, that’s the entire Internet’s dream. His generation is so hip.

My daughter started kindergarten and I cried… more than once. Mostly, I’m so proud of her, but my eyes leak ALL my feelings these days.

N snuggles
First day snuggles.
N First Kindergarten Day
I didn’t ask her to pose — she just comes by it naturally. (I’ll find proof of my childhood poses ASAP).

My son began second grade and rocked it: Mama, I got this, but I’ll miss summertime.

E First Day of Second Grade
On your first day of second grade, you only care about your new Pokémon backpack.

Now I’m coping with getting stuff done as well as helping out at the kids’ schools and training to do volunteer work with local children in foster care. I’m doing pretty well with the extra time, but Lars isn’t.

Sad Dog Face
Send love! I’m sad. -Lars

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Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

4 thoughts to “Back To School, Back To Kitten Folders”

  1. I love buying school supplies. Fresh, new folders and notebooks. Brand new pens, just waiting to write down exciting thoughts. It is fun.

    She is an expert poser. (that sounds wrong.) She is expert at posing. (that only sounds slightly better.)

    Those are great first day of school pictures!!
    (truth – and it doesn’t sound like an awkward compliment mixed with an insult.)

    1. I can’t tell you how often I get awkward compliments mixed with insults so I appreciate your clarification.
      Oh and it’s a good thing we don’t live closer because I could see us being very bad influences on each other in the school supply section of any store.

  2. N is ever the fashionista, but props to E. Where did he score the Star Wars Crocs??? Looks like you and Lars will be spending quality time together but he sucks at coloring. I bet he’ll join you in a sofa fort.

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