If you’re a parent, then school starting for your children may or may not be a mixed bag. I’m a bit sorry to see summer go, especially as it wasn’t all that hot this year where I live, which was rather nice. And I did so enjoy the laid-back days of sleeping in a little and not having to rush around so much. But no back-to-school blues for me, as my son was starting to get antsy and echo that all-too-common refrain, “Mom, I’m bored,” so getting back into the routine will be somewhat welcome.
He just turned 13 this weekend and will be in seventh grade. And that’s a good, comfortable place to be (or as comfortable as middle school can ever be). You know the ropes now, you get how things work; you’re in between the newbie sixth-graders and the eighth-graders who are a stone’s throw away from high school and all that that entails.
Best of all, though, for me, back to school means that fall will be here before you know it, and that’s my favorite time of year. So with all this in mind, I’m thinking of a bright, celebratory scent for these remaining happy, sunny days. How about Clinique Wrappings? Or YSL’s Champagne (or Yvresse, as the case may be)? Perhaps a big ‘ol burst of white flowers like Carnal Flower or Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia? I’ll be wearing something along those lines this morning when darling son heads to the bus stop for the big first day of school.
Will you be happy to see school start and summer wind down, or does this time of year make you bittersweet or even a bit blue? What smells like back to school to you?