This is a big milestone year for our family, as back-to-school means sending our youngest daughter across the country (from San Diego to Boston) for her first year at college. We are busy buying dorm supplies (we “HEART” Bed Bath & Beyond’s college program), booking airline tickets (we already have her Thanksgiving trip booked!) and figuring out what to do about her computer.
E has very little space left on the hard drive of her Macbook, so I am going to get one of those tiny (but humongous) external hard drives. Then, she’ll have to offload some of her photos and some of her music. I know she doesn’t like the idea of not having all her “stuff” on one computer, but I figure that no matter how large of a built-in hard drive she has, eventually her photo and music files will grow even bigger!
So what does back-to-school mean for you this year? Whether you are a teacher or a parent, I would love to hear your back-to-school rituals and any special tips you’d care to share.
P.S. The Bed Bath & Beyond college program lets parents and college students shop locally, and then pick up their order in their college town. It eliminates shipping fees, and enables students to actually see the stuff in person (instead of just buying it online, and having it shipped to your destination.) The in-store shopping is done with a wand. Want that purple pillow? Just scan it with your wand. Oops! Made a mistake? Just run the wand over the “cancel that” code. Fun, well-implemented and very practical.