We have a love/hate relationship with the first day of school at our house. We’re pretty pissed that summer is over and homework is starting. But it’s always a little exciting to see which teachers the kids got (the scary science bitch from hell, or the hilarious history teacher who says Seniors should not have to do homework) and which friends will be screwing around in class together.

And even though I only have to shop for school supplies for boys now, it’s still pretty fun. My high school Senior has plenty of self-confidence and is clearly desperate for attention. This is him on his first day of his last year of high school.

My baby on the first day of school. Couldn't be more proud.

Tanner and his best friend pick each other’s backpack each year and the goal is to destroy each other’s chance at being cool. I have no excuse for the satin jacket.

I love personalized school stuff, the designs are great and you don’t have to label everything. Frecklebox.com has folders, notebooks and lunch boxes.

Peace Out notebook, there is a matching folder and lunchbox too!

I love this set from Lillian Vernon, wish we had designed it!