My 7-year-old son, Norrin, has autism and is in a 12 month school program. This Friday is his last day of school and his summer vacation will finally begin. No teachers. No therapists. No routine. Yeah…this time of year is especially stressful but he deserves the break. And I’m grateful his break is only four weeks as opposed to everyone else’s eight.
Then it’s BACK-TO-SCHOOL! I’m sorry. Do I sound excited? I can’t lie. I am. Norrin’s vacation hasn’t even started and I’m already gearing up for his first day back.
Back-to-school is one of my favorite times of year. Something about the fall and new beginnings. The air is crisp, the leaves start to crunch underneath our feet. I love the smell of sharpened pencils, new crayons and the feel of new sneakers. And getting back into a routine doesn’t hurt either.
I don’t go crazy with back-to-school shopping. Norrin doesn’t really need much this year. But there are some things that we cannot start a school year without. So I put together a list of 7 back-to-school essentials for my kid. And I think they’ll be helpful for your kids too!
What items are essential for your kids first day of school?
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