It's that time of year again. Time to get my college girl packed up to move back into the dorm.
We headed to Target to pick up a few essentials, which I was thrilled to find were on sale! Since she likes to drink plain water to stay hydrated, I wanted to get her a water filtration pitcher, to keep in her dorm room.
I also got her a Brita® hard-sided water bottle available at Target  to carry with her to classes.
Of course, we had to get a few other essentials, like Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and Burt's Bees facial towelettes.
It's thrilling and depressing all at the same time to send a kid off to college. If you have done it yourself, you know what I mean.
On the one hand you see your child as the adult they are growing into.
Competent, confident, and ready to take the world by storm.
On the other hand, you see your child as the baby you were holding in your lap just the other day. I mean, I can distinctly remember scooping her up and reading about the three little kittens who lost their mittens.
And now, here she is not needing me to read anything to her anymore.
She can read it herself. She can buckle her own self in, and drive her own self right out of the driveway and down the road to her own life.
She's not the small child who sits in my lap saying, "Read it again, Mama," anymore.
But she'll always be my little girl.
And now, for the fun part! A $25 Target card giveaway so you can pick up some Brita® back to college items for yourself!
Leave a comment below telling me what you would like to get if you win the Target gift card!