Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Back To School? Let Me Live in Fantasyland a Little Longer, Please!

I really have a hard time with the fact that by July 5 the stores have switched onto full force back to school mode. Hello? Let us enjoy this belle epoque that is summer, and stop rushing us into fall! It's the same with Christmas. I know some would disagree, but I'd be happy if the holiday stuff didn't come out until Black Friday.

That said, the best advice I can offer to kids heading back to school this fall, and their parents, is to slow down. Live in the moment. These school years are going to be gone before you know it. Don't be so rushed that you don't enjoy them. So relish each second of the rest of your summer break. And when school starts, have fun. Pay attention. Live with intention. Open yourself up to learning, while being mindful of the fact that life is going to be vastly different once these school years are over. Different better in many ways, but you can't get this time back. So if you don't love it, find a way to learn to love it. Don't just waste away school, squandering the better part of your life at this age, and wishing it was over now.

Masterlock is answering back to school questions over at their Facebook page. Head over there and ask a question yourself, or see what others are worried about this back to school season. While you're there, don't forget to enter the sweepstakes to win cool back to school prizes, including Masterlock products!

What about you? Are you thinking back to school already? What kind of advice would you offer to kids or parents about getting through the school year?


 As a member of the Mom Bloggers Club, this post is a contest entry to win a back to school prize pack. I was not compensated in any other way for this post.

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