Back to school is officially here. Every one is out buying their last minute outfits, binders, and notebooks to be prepared for the first day of their new year. The little kids in my neighborhood are outside playing all day to get in their last bits of fun in before school takes them over. Houses that were vacant almost all summer are now full with jumpy little kids excited to be back with their friends.
The private school in my town starts next week (a week earlier than public) and all of the public school kids make sure to rub it in. Then the private school kids point out they get into summer a week earlier next year and then a debate breaks out about which is better. Me, I just stand back and watch. I've gotten my last ice cream cone in with my friends and then its back to work for me.
All the chaos created for school to start, isn't it great? Pretty soon the kids getting ready will be getting ready for the last time before they are out in the working field or heading off to college. They're the future workers of America, but right now they are in a shoe store deciding which shoes will match their new top for the school year.