Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for September 01, 1998
Val: Well, that's it. Goodbye vacation, hello work and back to school. Holly and Alix: What? Val: School starts in a week. Are you excited? Holly: A week?! That leaves barely any time for school shopping!! You planned this. Val: Me? Plan to limit the time I spend trapped in tiny dressing rooms with stressed-out adolescents, cranky moms, and a few toddlers who missed their naps? Why would I want to do that?