Lisa Glezer of Manchester Township looks on as her daughters Ashley, 11, left, and Haley, 9, model neon skinny jeans during a back-to-school shopping trip
Lisa Glezer of Manchester Township looks on as her daughters Ashley, 11, left, and Haley, 9, model neon skinny jeans during a back-to-school shopping trip at Target in West Manchester Township on Monday. (Mollie Durkin photo)

Sisters Ashley, 11, and Haley Glezer, 9, sifted through the clothing racks at Target in West Manchester Township.

They finally picked out matching pairs of neon chartreuse skinny jeans and showed them off to their mom, Lisa.

"They grow so fast at this age," she said.

"Which means we get a new wardrobe each year," Ashley replied.

She gets the bulk of new clothes because she's the oldest and has no hand-me-downs like her younger sister, Lisa said.

And shoes are always on the list for back-to-school shopping, she said, as they're the most difficult to pass from one daughter to the next.

The Manchester Township family focused on clothes during their last-minute shopping trip, Lisa said, as the school's PTO provides a lot of supplies for the students.

But she's on the fence about sending her kids back to school.

"It's always mixed emotions," she said. "I mean, we've had a great summer. ... As long as they're excited, I'm excited."

Her oldest shared the same thoughts.

"I'm excited, but then I'm not, because I'll miss my family," Ashley said.

A new year:Other York County moms, such as Jennifer Polizzotto of Dover Township, took their families on last-minute, back-to-school shopping trips Monday. In her cart were folders, pencils and notebooks.

"We're still at the basics, yes," she said.

She said she's "iffy" about sending her two children, who are in second and third grade, back to school.


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"I will definitely miss them, but it will be nice to have quiet throughout the day," Polizzotto said.

Kelly Smyser of Dover Township and her four little ones -- ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade -- found themselves in the shoe aisle, trying to find the comfiest pair that meets school standards. Flip-flops and open-back shoes aren't allowed, she said.

"Getting shoes is the worst part: They're uncomfortable," Smyser said.

And the basic supplies, such as notebooks, pens, pencils and binders were still on the list, though the days of new technology are dawning on her older children.

"They have to do a lot of stuff on the computer," she said. "Everything is totally different, the way they do things now."

When asked if she's excited for the start of the school year, she had one small worry.

"I am, but not for him," she said, pointing to her youngest. "'Cause he's my last one."

--Reach Mollie Durkin at mdurkin@yorkdis patch.com.