It's that time of year again where all the kids will be heading back to school.  While it stinks that summer is over, I remember being excited to go back to school.

While the prospect of being back in a classroom didn't appeal to me, I was excited for some of the things about being back in school.  Of course I loved all the shopping that led up to the first day of school.  The new shoes, clothes, backpacks and school supplies.  I mean seriously, who doesn't remember picking out all those cool Lisa Frank folders?

It was also exciting to be back with friends day after day and get back in to a good social routine.  It took a while to get excited about the whole learning and actually being back in school thing.  I think it about the time we'd take our first field trip.

What was your favorite thing about going back to school?