Ode to School Shopping

Today’s poem focuses on the humor aspect. This is an “old” poem but also a tribute to other parents and that special time of year 🙂

 The time is here again

 Two weeks before the bell

 Every parent’s worst nightmare

 School shopping hell

 There’s the supply list

 Scattered throughout every discount store

 Who needs four glue sticks? Three packs of crayons

 And trying to find manilla paper is always a chore

 The best time to go is morning or almost closing time

 It’s easier to shop

 And there’s often a shorter wait line

 Unless the “no tax” holiday is your thing

 That happens every August or July

 The people will be plenty, the parking will be maddening

 Every parent will want to cry

 So off you go, moms and dads

 The early mornings are about to begin

 Keep those initial lists handy

 The kids will probably make you go again!


8 thoughts on “Ode to School Shopping

  1. Becky Ginther April 21, 2016 / 8:17 am

    Haha great poem! I remember dragging my parents around when I was a kid, I was always so excited to get my school supplies!


  2. Reba Linker April 21, 2016 / 11:26 am

    Yes! What a pain in the patootie those lists are! I love your poem – reprint it at the end of August! xo, Reba


  3. Andrea April 21, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    What fun! Back-to-school shopping brings back some sweet memories. Thank you.


    • writingwithaview April 21, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      It’s not always fun, but it’s what we have to do! Thanks for reading!


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