This is another edition of Friday Dance Party on Acorns On Glen. It’s the time where we give thanks for making it through another week and for being alive and present here on Earth. How do we celebrate another week of living? We dance. So, are you alive this Friday? Are you and your family safe and sound? Take a few seconds now to be in the moment and realize what a great life you truly have. Did you give thanks for that?
Good, now let’s dance.
So it seems that most of the children that are a part of our life are back in school now for the start of another academic year. When I was (much) younger, I always liked the start of school. While summer vacation was great, my friends and I eventually grew to miss the structure and extra-curricular activities that school had to offer. Right before the start of school, my mom would take my brother and I to buy a few school clothes, which were jeans, shirts, shoes and sneakers and maybe a pair of dress slacks. I can still remember going to Sears department store in Iowa and walking up and down the aisle of boy’s clothes several times to make sure I got the best that Sears had to offer. I didn’t want to make any mistakes. We also went and bought school supplies…lots of pencils, paper, erasers, pens. I think that is where the similarities to today’s back to school preparations end. Kids today seem to be a lot smarter in almost all area than what we were. More stylish with the school clothes, more technologically advanced with the supplies and just smarter in terms of everyday life. Maybe it’s better schools, the internet…many of the kids we know get homework to do over the Summer and even use computers now versus carrying around textbooks. So enjoy this week’s dance number…a slow ballad by Plugin Stereo featuring Cady Groves, a great example of extremely young, but smart, kids singing a simple little song about young love. Turn your speakers up and have fun with this song. You’ve made it through another week and many of you should be proud that you got your kids back to school safe and sound. Go ahead and do a little dancing. You deserve it. What did you have to do to get your kids ready to go back to school?
No kids in our house. We try to stay away from the stores during the mad back to school rush. I wonder if Greg’s hair would do that if he grew it out, best not try. Just watching the video is making me cold.
Hi Katherine. I got caught up at the mall in one of the back-to-school rushes a couple weekends ago. Not fun. Funny you talk about the video. I was watching the snow and thinking about the cold coming around again and it sort of made me sad. Nothing I can do about winter coming back I guess. Take care and come back again soon.
First, I took my boys to PENNY’S and then Sears. We never bought “jeans” they were “Levi’s.” When older, my boys would pick out their own shirts, shoes, etc. I just stood by with the checkbook.
We had hand me downs. Seemed like the younger brother got most of those. Remember school picture of you in third grade and then your brother in third grade wearing the same shirt. Good clothes would last and be in style at least two years.
Hi Carolkin. Good old memories of shopping. Come back and visit us soon.