This is one tradition I can definitely do without.
Every single year, there’s ONE item that is a pain in the backside to procure. I end up hitting several different stores to find this item. It’s different every year, so I can’t “prepare” by stocking up on the missing item months in advance. Did that the year I couldn’t find Expo markers and there were buckets of them everywhere the following year. Naturally.
What peeves me off is that the school supply list is never a huge shock. I mean, every year, I have to buy generally the same basic things, plus one or two extras (like this year, Princess needed a flash drive). So why is it always a very basic thing that’s impossible to find? Why do I have to roam the entire store looking for the items on the list? I mean, would it be so difficult to have everything I need in one or two aisles?
Seems to make sense to me. But whatever.
This year, it was paper folders with brads. Yep, you know, those 20 cent folders in rainbow colors. How hard is that?
They had plastic ones (no brads). Paper ones (no brads). Decorated ones with holes (no brads).
I went to Wal-Mart. Target. Struck out. Luckily my GROCERY STORE had them. Yes, my grocery store. How sad is that?
Don’t even get me started on how much it cost to send three girls back to school.
($118, not including any shoes, clothes, or even backpacks. This was ONLY supplies.)