Since I still plan on getting a lot of summer living in these last eight days, I'm going to pace the "getting ready" piece. So for the next 8 days (I hope I won't drive you away with this), I'm going to focus on making the most of the last few days of summer vacation and getting ready for back to school.
- Wash backpack. (Sorry, sweetie, we're not buying you a new one -- and I'm going to do my best to make this one look spiffy -- a good wash, a new name tag, and some cool pin or something.). IF you happen to be in the neighborhood for a new backpack, I highly recommend the backpacks at LL Bean--, they are 20% off right now. One of the things I like best (beyond the LL Bean durability, of course!) is the fact that they make a junior backpack. There is nothing that pains me more than seeing a little child with a very big backpack. And, well, you know the adage "build it and they will come", backpacks work much the same way, "buy it and they will fill it".
- Schedule haircut.I'm thinking she'll learn better if she can see -- and, I'm not going to make the mistake of waiting until the last second when everyone is getting their "back-to-school-haircut."
- Take a bike ride.
- Picnic outside for dinner.