So far the jury is out on how this school year is going to shape up when it comes to my ten year old soon to be fifth grader. There is just something vastly different about her general attitude in regards to her the upcoming academic new year. Perhaps it’s the fact that 5th grade means more teachers and subjects, and then there’s that adjustment period every kid needs to make as they transition into a new academic situation. And then there’s the issue of my soon to be first grader, who is ANYTHING but excited about starting first grade and the prospect of having to sit behind a desk and in his words, “carry a heavy knapsack with lots of hard books”.
So I’m hoping (in fact crossing all my fingers and toes) that a little retail therapy care of a site called TOTSY will get these kidlets of mine out of their I don’t want to go back to school slump– I mean I am GIDDY about the new school year– why aren’t they as enthusiastic as me?!
So just what is this TOTSY I speak of? TOTSY.com, is a leading private sales site dedicated to delivering deals for parents, babies and children, and helps parents make sure they can deliver these deals by holding around 250 back-to-school sales with discounts up to 90 percent off retail! I KNOW– I too have a hard time shopping from the comfort of my couch as my kids’ eyes sparkle at all the shiny new products while sipping on a glass of Chardonnay too- NOT!
So just who does TOTSY work with ? Fabulous brands and manufacturers like:
â€¢Melissa and Doug’s educational toys for children
â€¢ALEX’s educational toys for children
â€¢Zutano’s newborn, baby and toddler clothing
â€¢Trumpette’s tights, shoes, apparel and gifts
â€¢Lunchbots’ healthy alternative to plastic containers for packing a lunch
And throughout August they will be featuring sales on back-to-school items like apparel, shoes, books, backpacks, lunch boxes and educational toys.
So just how do you sign up: TOTSY’s back-to-school sales are not open to the general public, so to gain access to these
outstanding sales and special offers, visit the site and request a free membership. Within two to three days, you will start receiving email alerts on new brands and sales. Sales for a specific brand regularly last three days, but as those sales close, new ones instantaneously replace them.
So I’m hoping that TOTSY’s selection of must have,very cool back to-school products- will inspire my kids to let their inner happy selves emerge… (of course I know that material things cannot buy happiness- but at the very least they can help it along!)