I'm not gonna lie. I miss back to school shopping. Cavorting through Staples. Geeking out in the school supply aisles. The smell of fresh binders and paper to be divided among them. Opening packages of pencils with fresh, never-been-used tips. Rows of virgin pencil crayons lined up, just waiting to be a rainbow. The discovery of a unique lunch bag that elevates your status to super-cool mom of a super-cool kid. I miss that as a parent. This year I have nothing to buy but a lonely package of lined paper. Sigh.