Saturday, September 7, 2019
Back To School !
It's that time of year again!The air turns a little crisper and the leaves on the trees more brittle.Big yellow school buses with outstretched Stop signs congest what used to be free flowing summer traffic and the days become shorter.Funny how as a kid I hated the first day of school.Just the thought of It filled my stomach with uncontrollable vomit inducing butterflies. All of my favorite shows interrupted by stinky back-to-school commercials and bouts of anticipatory anxiety on Sundays.Look It up,It's actually a thing.Today,as a parent ,I can appreciate the change of pace.It takes a little getting used to but after the first week or so you're back into the swing of things.Collecting takes a backseat,pretty much,well for me anyways.Things like lunch money,school supplies and fund raisers always take precedent this time of year and lets not forget about the old gas tank.Taking and picking up your kid from school ,practice,dances and assemblies quickly takes a toll on that.All well worth It,though,considering the little bit of free time you get to enjoy in between. First days of school also signal the arrival of the holiday seasons!Starting with Halloween (not really a holiday,I know) .My local grocery store has already filled the shelves with monster themed cereals. Pop up costume shops have mysteriously appeared In strip malls everywhere , seemingly overnight and most Dollar Trees have already begun decking their halls with Halloween propaganda.If that doesn't make you a little giddy inside than surely the start of the NFL season and the MLB playoffs will ;) I know ,Isn't It great!?!Later on comes the ultimate test of human endurance.Thanksgiving and X-Mas!If we survive those two then we can celebrate on New Years !If not,to hell with It ,celebrate anyways.Things should get back up to speed shortly here on 2 Minute Toy Break.Meaning actual action figure posts are imminent.But until then,here's an exciting photo of an old pencil sharpener.Remember when we used to purposely break our pencil tips just to be able to get out of our seats and sharpen them?Good times!