Times have changed, and what kids need to go back to school is not as cool as I remember it.

RealSimple.com had a list of what kids today need for the first day of school...

  • Agenda or planner to keep track of homework assignments.
  • Backpack.
  • Binder dividers.
  • 1 binder per subject.
  • 1 folder per subject for handouts.
  • Calculator, if allowed.
  • 2 highlighters in different colors.
  • 1 pack of No. 2 pencils (12-count)

My question is what happened too...

  • The box of Crayola Crayons with sharpener in the back
  • Markers that smelled like fruit flavors
  • The plastic ruler that came in every color of the rainbow
  • Your own personal sharpener
  • The pencil box
  • Erasers
  • Personal Stapler
  • Lunch box (with the thermos)

I remember LOVING back to school shopping; every crayon was unbroken, every pencil long and nothing marked up yet. Now days it seems so...dare I say boring?!? I am the only one that remembers the fun times of shopping for school supplies? What do you miss, I would be so happy to know that I am not alone in what I am missing!

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