Back to school shopping, the annual trek to the mall (or where ever you do your shopping). Buying clothes that we know will stay stain free for less than one week and that they will out grow in two. We take them shopping with us because we know if we come home with clothes it decreases the chance of them actually wanting to wear said clothes by 124%. These are days that we view as hard when they are little, look forward to actually getting to spend time with them in their teen years, and shed tears when they are headed off to college. The things we buy change over the years. The clothes stay basically the same, but eventually, we trade out the glue sticks for high powered calculators (that cost as much as a computer).
This is a season in our life that while we are in the deep mud slogging through day by day we know that eventually we will look back and miss this silliness. Yes it's hard to see that now as I drown my sorrows in a nice tasty hefeweizen, but I know this momma, like me will enjoy being able to look back at this time in her life with a smile.
Shopping at Nordstrom's in International Mall for your kids is perfect. The personal attention is super helpful and so are the balloons, the kids play area and the toys. These kids had so much fun and mom, well coffee was close by.
After searching through lots of racks of super cute clothes, adding in a toy or two and bagging all the new goodies it was off to the next stop for more clothes and a few accessories (because sunglasses are a must for the first day of school).
Of course every trip to the mall should include a stop at the candy store! These guys are all set for their new year and mom is all set to ship them off. As parents we look forward to those quiet days when our kids are off to school with mixed emotions. On one hand we can't wait to binge watch our favorite adult only tv show, but on the other we miss those little grimy hands and loud noises. That's what makes real life photography and films so perfect. It allows us to remember these fun days as the seasons change.
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