Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back to school

I'm not sure if you guys are aware of this...but...I am one giant nerd.  I really am.  I love learning.  I love History.  Hell, I even have a favorite President.  (Teddy Roosevelt, thank you very much, and yes, I did have a small poster of him at one time in college...don't judge!)  I was that kid when it came to back to school time that really was okay with going back to school.  I got so excited over the school supply aspect of it.  Buying a new lunch box (the old school kind with thermos inside...not the weird stuff they have nowadays), a new backpack, Trapper Keeper, pencils...I would stack it all up in my room and just get so excited about using it for the new school year.  It was like a fresh beginning, a start of something new and exciting.  A new adventure.

Granted, this excitement wore off some, but not I got into high school, it was buying planners for the new school year and yes, a new backpack (things don't change, I guess).  In college, I loved it, too.  Now, when I reached law school, this excitement kind of faded away because law school sucks the fun out of pretty much anything.  (It really does.)  But now, I find myself, as a grown adult, still getting excited about back to school time.  And I'm not even in school.  My nieces and nephews are going back, my coworkers children, and every time I talk to them about it, I am all "Man, you are so lucky!  Back to school time isthe best!"  Of course, these kids look at me like I've grown a third head, but I can't help it.  I'm a nerd. 

I'm that kid who purposely joined the summer reading program through the library and made it a point to read every freaking book on that list.  I'm the kid who in high school would rather spend a week at Hoosier Girls State playing "mock government" than go on some vacation or spend time doing nothing at home.  I am a nerd.  And dammit, I'm proud of it. 

God help my kids some day...when it's time to go back to school, and I'm jumping up and down like a giddy school girl, getting excited over new highlighters and pencil cases.  Poor kids won't know what they have in store for them. 

And since I'm outting myself here, I need to I the only one?  Am I the only back to school nerd out there?  Join me, fellow nerds, and revel in the beauty that is back to school shopping season.  And don't listen to those other kids who are making fun of your new Trapper Keeper and NKOTB folders.  They're just haters.  All of them. 

This random post was brought to you by the letter C.  As in Nain is crazy, and this is what happens when crazy Nain comes up with a random post late at night.  Enjoy!



  1. Nope - not the only one. I never missed a day of school. Not even in college. I was one dedicated chick. Learning is the best.

  2. I am TOTALLY with you. Sprite got her first school supply list for VPK, it wasn't even due for two weeks, and I went out the very next day during my lunch and joyfully swept through the aisles, checking each item off the list. I'll take her next year so she can pick out her own colors, but this year? I wanted that joy to MYSELF.

  3. No, you're not the only one! haha
    I love the back to school shopping season!!!
    Planners, lunch box, backpacks...!! Love them!

  4. I love back to school time. I liked school, loved college.
    And now I get the fun of getting supplies, but I don't actually have to go to school. Turbo goes back in about two weeks. This weekend is shopping time--new clothes, supplies, shoes, etc.


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