Where in the world has this week gone? For that matter, where in the world has this month gone? Hard to believe it’s the last Friday of July already. The last few days have been crazy busy, with me being away from my computer for hours, which is the opposite of what’s normal for me. But I did get a lot done – and realized that there’s only 3-1/2 weeks until Princess Nagger goes back to school. I’m looking forward to it way more than she is. Of course the Back to School items have been out since the Fourth of July, and when I went to go pick up some random BTS supplies yesterday, a large portion were already completely sold out.
Since we pay an exorbitant School Tax for our township/area/school district/whatever, we usually don’t get a list of things the kids need to bring to school with them when they start. The school utilizes the school taxes we pay to provide all the kids with the necessary supplies to get them through the school year. On the one hand, that’s great – nice and convenient for me, so I don’t have to forage through the half empty shelves to find what is needed.
On the other hand, they do tend to send home a short list of random school supplies that your child will need to bring in during the first week of school – that list is given on the first few days of school. Making it a bit hard to find what is needed since by then we’ll probably be hearing Christmas music floating through the store with the fast-forward retail companies tend to adopt to get their sales jacked up before the end of the year.
So let the foraging begin – and hope I actually pick up the items that might be needed 3-1/2 weeks from now.
Which brings me to this week’s question(s):
Have you started Back to School shopping yet? Does your school supply a list of supplies needed? And if you don’t have kids school age, ‘fess up – do you buy school supplies for yourself since they’re usually at a great price?
Have a great weekend!
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