In addition to Zak going back to work, one of the hardest things about this end of summer is not returning to work myself. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy every moment I spend at home taking care of Zoe and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world, but I really did like teaching and this time of year has always been filled with such excitement and anticipation. One of my favorite things about preparing for a new school year, is the back to school shopping. I loved wondering through the aisles picking out the markers, crayons, red pens, and post-it notes that I’d use for the upcoming year. This was the first year that I felt I wasn’t able to get really excited about the remarkable deals on Crayola products. That is until I decided that it would be a good time for Zoe to get her first box of crayons. We spent a long time in the Crayola aisle trying to decide between the many boxes of crayons and finally chose a standard box of 24. They all have perfect points and smell like the clean wax scent that only Crayola products can achieve. What an important day, Zoe’s first Crayola product!