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Back to School

First day of 2nd grade.  I feel a little bit nostalgic.  I can actually remember going to 2nd grade.  I remember my teacher was a MAN and I was so very nervous.  Clearly I survived.  I have some great memories from 2nd grade but I am pretty sure I started to like boys even though I know they had "cooties".   Not sure if I am ready for all that nonsense as a parent.  I prefer just watching my kids do things like this
Oh well I realize I can not stop it so I will just enjoy each moment!  
Oh I am guest posting over at In Good Cents.  I am actually giving some tips about going back to school.... head on over and check me out.  While you are there you can also see all the great back to school sales Beth has posted.


Sorry I have been unplugged for the past few days.  I had a little romantic get-away with my hubby before football season gets underway.  I am now back and promise to be back to blog commenting!!

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