I guess you could categorize me as a bit of a nerd when it came to back to school season. Growing up, you would have thought that the excitement of new school clothes purchases and perhaps a new hairstyle would be what I couldn’t wait for, but for me, it was neither. The single most “I can’t wait” for moments before heading back to school came when it was time to purchase school supplies.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES! I know, right!
To this day not much has changed about me. You can ask my husband who finds me frequently online scouting out the newest pens and must have other items. Not that I have room for even one more pen in our home. (Here is a picture to prove it) I am pretty sure that either my husband or I will be in therapy over my pen fetish soon.
This year my son started kindergarten, my first to head off to school. Guess whose mama couldn’t wait to get her hands on the school supply list.
The moment I had been waiting for since my own days in school. It was finally here, yet do you think he cared a thing about school supply shopping? (He’s 5 and a boy, so the answer is no.) He actually had the nerve to ask me if I could take care of it without him. I’m telling you, the boy really knows how to hit me where it hurts!
I decided to ask him what he was most looking forward to about his first year of school. Being the little social butterfly he is, his reply was, “making new friends.”
Really, making friends?
Doesn’t he know you can make friends any time of the year? However, bonding with your mom over school supplies is a once a year event.
Boy, does he have a lot to learn about pleasing his mom.
If you are in the back-to-school shopping mode, the perfect place to find great deals is eBay.
eBay is having an eBay Back-to-School Twitter party on 8/14 from 12-2 PST. Be sure to join in for some awesome fun and $25 eBay gift card giveaway just in time for the school year. Don’t forget to RSVP at the link above.
Another great way to earn some fabulous prizes is by joining in on some fun Pinterest and Facebook action:
Pinterest Backpack Sweeps – 7/25-8/31 – Is your kid heading back to school? eBay’s Back to School Pinterest Sweepstakes will award daily winners a $100 eBay Gift Card to shop for their back to school essentials on eBay.com. Enter: http://bit.ly/L9bAil
Facebook Instant Win Game – 8/1-8/31 – Play the eBay What’s In Your Backpack Instant Win Game for a chance to win a $50 eBay Gift Card to do some back to school shopping. Hurry, sweeps ends August 31, 2012! Enter: http://bit.ly/M35ILD
I am being compensated for this Splash Creative Media campaign on behalf of eBay. My love of school supplies and eBay is 100% my own:)