Sad-looking, slow-walking kids and the happiest Dad on the face of the earth. No, it's not a scene from 'The Great Santini,' but the latest in back to school advertising from Staples.

Wow, do those two little ones look depressed. And Pop? Why, it'd be hard to find a lottery winner with more pep in his step. But it's all part of this year's campaign by Staples to sell a few pens and notebooks. And ya gotta admit, it sure is funny. If you're an adult, that is.

So, Moms and Dads, enjoy the moment. And fret not, youngsters, your day is coming...in about 20 or 25 years.