I thanked my lucky stars on Sunday morning that the DC area survived Irene. Especially after how the Northeast was shortly pummeled and is still trying to overcome the damage from it. I, myself, thought for sure we would be out of power for days, with how much our trees bent back and forth.
Since the entirety of last week was focused on how to prepare for a natural disaster, I completely forgot that school was starting next week. Seriously...I thought that I had another month left.
I honestly don't remember having this many school supplies until I was in high school. Or did the binder paper and pens just magically appear in my desk and backpack? The only thing I recall about school shopping was making sure I had the exact Trapper Keeper I wanted. I am positive that I surely don't remember my mother sighing and complaining that the-cart-is-so-heavy-already. My poor second child will have that tired scene etched in his memory - how I dragged him to buy school supplies in the dead of night (meaning, 9pm) so completely exhausted that it took the both of us to get the right amount of glue sticks in the cart.
But I'll take it I tell ya, better Avery, Mead, Elmer and Rose Art, rather than Irene.
Happy Hump Day! Here's to perspective!