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August Break – August 7th

School Daze

This is the most inexpensive school supply list that we’ve ever had.  With Ben going into 8th grade, and Isabel starting as a senior in high school, the focus is mainly on writing materials.  Gone are the days of buying boxes of crayons, number 2 pencils, compasses and protractors.  All told, I think we escaped for under thirty dollars.  I let out a whoop at the register, startling the cashier. 

One year, when Ben was in the fourth or fifth grade, his school supply list was a page and a half.

Regardless, I can’t help but echo that Staples commercial, playing the Christmas song, “it’s the MOST wonderful time, of the year!” while the parent rides the cart down the school supply aisle and the kids drag along behind.

I’m participating in Susannah Conway’s August Break project:

The plan is: you simply share  one photo  (or more!) per day on your blog – Monday to Friday, or every  day .Or whenever you feel moved to share. Using any camera – DSLR, compact,  Polaroid,  Holga, iPhone (my  choice), Instax, film or digital – with or  without words –  anything goes! – for the whole of August.  No pressure  – just looking at August through  your camera lens as a  way to be more  present this summer. And to have a  little break from  the pressures and  expectations of regular (wordy) blogging.

There are NO RULES, people! Just sunshine (hopefully) and a bit of fun. And lots of lovely photos to look at.

If you’d like to join, follow this link:  http://www.susannahconway.com/page/2/