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Back to School: Is it the 'most wonderful time of the year?'

Posted August 25, 2010 9:12 a.m. EDT

Maybe I'm a goof, but I have always laughed out loud at the Staples back-to-school commercial where the dad flits through the aisles to the tune of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" as his sullen children follow.

But the ad took on a bit of a different meaning for me this year. This was the first year I actually found myself in the aisles of various big box, office supply and craft stores getting school supplies for my child. My daughter will be headed to kindergarten in a few days.

We're working on our morning routine so we can get out the door on time. We're checking and rechecking the supply list to make sure we have everything. And we're talking about what to fill the lunchbox with. There's plenty of excitement and plenty of anxiety too.

How have things gone in your house? Are you excited the kids are back in school or sad summer is over?