Back in January my oldest son turned 5, which means we now find ourselves swept up in back to school preparations. He will be starting kindergarten in less than two weeks, despite my frantic attempts to prolong our summer. Our late nights followed by lazy mornings will vanish in a swirl of bed times, early-morning alarms, breakfast before school and the frantic scramble for shoes/homework/pencils/backpack.
I am rather conflicted about sending my baby off to school. Half of me is so relieved (seven hours without him sassing me or bossing his brother!) and the other half is in deep mourning (we are going to miss him!). I have found a lot of comfort in the familiar ritual of back to school shopping. It’s been a while since my mom took me to the store to pick out new tennis shoes and a backpack, but it’s just as thrilling for me now as it was then!
Pottery Barn Kids recently released their Fall 2013 collection and it’s chock full of things I want to scoop up for my skinny, newly-minted kindergartner! I love that their website breaks the collection down so that you can shop for your preschooler, kindergartner, or grade schooler and find stuff perfect for where your little scholar is in life.
Read more of Kayla’s writing at Freckles in April.