I worked today at the Psychic Fair at church. When I finally got home, this is what I found.
Yep, that’s the entire contents of the 7th grader’s backpack on the kitchen table while her backpack itself is on her chair. And the shoes. They are cute. She must have taken them off right there, just like that when she got home from church. And the other side of the table? The 3rd grader’s backpack, packed at least, but sitting atop the kitchen table.
We have a homework table, they have desks. There is a hanging shoe rack in the laundry room. I thought that our smaller kitchen table might encourage school and homework items and personal effects to inhabit their own designated spaces. It seems I’ve hoped in vain. Welcome to the school year!