Ice Breaker – Back To School

Ice Breaker

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Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

When I was a kid, I struggled to sleep the night before school started.  Don’t get me wrong.  I loved the summer, but there was something exhilarating about starting the new school year.  I was nervous about my classes.  I was probably a little concerned about what I would wear.  And I was excited about seeing my friends again after the summer break.  Our kids started back to school this week, so I thought it might be a good time for a back to school Ice Breaker question.

Question:  What was/is your favorite thing about going back to school?

My Answer:  When I was in school, I liked the opportunity to start fresh.  I especially liked the clean book covers that went on at the beginning of the year.  And I liked the new sneakers that typically came with the start of school.

Now, I appreciate the return to school for my kids as it signifies a return to routine.  While I love the summer times with my kids, our schedules tend to get out of whack when they are home all summer.  School means a tighter schedule.  It can sometimes mean a little more rushing around.  But the routine is great!

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