All mums know the scene: it’s November. Halloween is over. It’s not the pre-Christmas silly season (well, not officially, but a lot of shops would beg to differ).
So, you have a choice: do you get ready for the next school year now so you can knock it off your to-do list and relax all summer… or do you wait until January when your holiday mode is rudely interrupted by the last-minute back-to-school rush?
AWAY, back-to-school holiday interrupter. via GIPHY
Yes, there are definitely two types of mums (and in many cases, dads too) when it comes to November: the planners, and the proactive procrastinators.
Both mums will get a notice in November from their school, advising they’ve registered online with stationery supplier OfficeMax – and it’s what they do from there that will determine the course of… well, whether they can relax in January, or still have a book list to take care of.
So ask yourself: do you like the adrenaline of the January to-do list, or do you get your high from knowing you can chillax all summer? Are you a “one thing at a time” mum, or a “let’s just get it all done” mum?
When you get that booklist notice in November, do you decide “that can wait until after Christmas”, or are you determined that “every child of mine will be prepared for the new school year before I even put up the Christmas tree”?
You may be a pre-game planner, or you may be the kind of parent who’s the epitome of grace under pressure like this newsreader mum:
Like a swan on a river. via GIPHY
Either way, here’s the great news: if your school is registered with OfficeMax, either way, you are covered.
OfficeMax’s book list service makes it easy for parents of primary and secondary school kids to order everything they need in minutes. Just go to the OfficeMax website and enter the name of your school to see if your school has uploaded their booklist.