Zappos Moms confess their Stress, fustrations, and excitments for “Back to School” time!
Interview with Sara W. (Parent of Jordyn & Zach)
As a parent, what are the biggest challenges you encounter when preparing for back to school?
“This year, the fact that my daughter started high school!! haha Oh lord… Well honestly the biggest challenge for me is getting them back in a routine and waking up early!”
What are the kids most excited about when it comes to returning back to school?
“Their social life?! haha They get cabin fever during the summer so they always want to go back to school.”
What are the most predominant kids trends for the season?
“I think there are a lot of trends and it just depends on the child’s style. My daughter, for instance, will only wear black, white or red because I’m assuming you’re not cool otherwise? I just don’t know. Skinny jeans!!! I would say the ‘skate’ trend is always huge, especially in high school! Urban is big.”
What are the top 5 most important items to equip your child with for back to school?
“Mace, Lunch, Shoes (enter zappos!), Backpack and Bicycle“
What is your favorite part about back to school?
“Get OUT of my house!!!!!!! Every parent knows that”
What is your fondest back to school memory?
“Aaaaw, ok I will be serious on this one. My son is my baby and I was retarded and cried his first day of Kindergarten! I think a lot of parents do that!? My daughter always had this beautiful, long, curly hair and when she started 1st grade, I chopped it all off for picture day which was right after school started. That day ended up being September 11th and so I was trippin on wether to send her to school or not! But she looked so cute I sent her anyway and forever have her first grade school pictures taken on that day. “