A sponsored post for Target ….
And so we’ve reached that time in the Summer holidays when our thoughts all turn to getting the little people back to school. Mental check-lists start to write themselves in my head and I start to gear up for the routine of term time. I LOVE January It’s the one month of the year that we have no routine and just enjoy letting the days drift into each other without much structure or ‘need’ to do anything. In my books that’s blissful - but unfortunately for me it’s not how the other eleven months of the year work. (Any chance we could talk about changing that?)
So, with my mental check-list swirling around in my mind, the girls and I headed off to Target last week to get ourselves ‘school ready’. Despite my reluctance the girls seem to love our annual back to school outing. Even my little Pink, who is heading off to 4-year-old kinder this year, got very excited about the process. (They tell me they too love holidays, but secretly I think they like school just a little bit more.)
So off we headed. The Back To School range at Target is good this year – they’ve got the lot making it a one stop shop for us. The first thing I noticed was that Target have set up an entire Back to School Section at the front of the store. It’s all there in the one spot, saving valuable shopping time. (Those under five foot may however interpret that as leaving more time to look at toys.) But generally speaking I’d say nice one Target! I like a store that makes my life as easy as possible.
Within minutes we’d picked out a new school dress for my big girl – who is growing at an increasingly scary rate. (She was quick to point out that the dress had a zipped pocket this year, something that unbeknownst to me is pretty important in the grade three school set.) Another thing I love about the target school dresses is that they have a good hem line which can be let down without much fuss. When you have girls like mine who refuse to stop having growth spurts that’s a winner of an idea.
Next we checkout out the stationery (be still all four beating hearts), sports skirts and lunch-boxes. How cute are the lunch boxes in the above picture with their snap in drink bottles! But as always the winning item for us was the stationery. I have raised myself three stationery loving little people to follow after their mamas own tradition of hoarding the stuff. Pens, notebooks, cool erasers, binders and every other supply imaginable. It was stationery heaven! I’ve heard it said that the reason young girls love stationery so much is that it’s one of the few areas they’re allowed to show some of their own personality within the primary school setting. Maybe so – but it doesn’t explain why I still love the stuff so much.
Do you do your back to school shopping at Target? Want to know a couple of interesting facts I’ve learnt about shopping there in the past week? If you can’t find an item you want in store you can shop on-line (see the Target Link of my sidebar if you want to get there super fast) and they’ll deliver it to your local store for you to pick up so you don’t have to pay postage. Clever hey. And did you know Target have an in-store school shoe fitting service? I didn’t. You just need to check with your local store for the hours they are available and then turn up to get those little feet properly fitted.
So now, with only nine days left of letting the routine roam free, we’re officially all set to head back to school. I’m trying not to think about it too much, I’d rather just enjoy those days as much as possible. Luckily for us we’ve still got a few days away testing out our new camper-trailer at the beach. I refuse to think any more about school until after we got back.
Have you started getting organised for heading back to school yet?