It is that time of year! A new school year is exciting but there is no denying that it can be stressful too.
8 days. My children start school in 8 days. I’m starting to freak out a little. I have two long school supply lists staring at me, begging me to buy the things listed on them. I haven’t done a darn thing for Back to School and I have 8 days. Okay, I’m really freaking out now.
Both kids need new uniforms and school shoes. I should probably get them backpacks and haircuts as well. I do this every year. I procrastinate until the very last minute on getting what the kids need and then I am frustrated that I can’t find what I need. I guess I like to torture myself. And the lists are so long with so much on them. How is one kid supposed to carry all of that to school? They aren’t camels! I don’t remember needing all this stuff – Kleenex, hand sanitizer by the gallon, supplies for an entire class. Am I the only one questioning why I’m buying supplies for an entire class for the school year?
As I was driving around today, I was thinking about those awful school supply lists and I wondered why doesn’t Wal-Mart or Target get together with the local school districts and offer the supplies in a bundle online? That would make my life so much easier! I refuse to take the kids with me when I do the shopping. It just becomes chaos and a fight over what is wanted versus what is actually needed. I am thankful that my kids have to wear school uniforms so we don’t have the Back to School clothing fight.
I know I could probably save a bunch of money by shopping around and finding the best deals but really, I have 8 days. I don’t have time for that. So now, I guess I’ll be manning up and spending the cash to just buy what’s needed at whatever price I can find it at. I’m sure the stores love slackers like me. I hope I’m not the only one out there in mommy-land who isn’t ready for Back to School yet? Someone? Anyone?
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Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.