Just when I think I’ve done it! I took the kids shopping and they have all their clothes and school supplies, at least enough to get started, and I did it all before the first day of school! Even before registration! Yay! for me. Not. At registration I get another list of school supplies that my child will need to start school. Why can’t they send this out ahead of time, like before everything is picked over in the stores? Now I will probably have to search all over and pay twice as much as I would have if I had gotten everything during the big back to school sales. Oh wait, I just remembered that I have a free gift card and reward points to a local store. Bonus! I can probably get everything I need there and it won’t cost me anything. Back to Yay! for me! and school doesn’t start till tomorrow.
I can be all excited for at least one day. They all have clothes that fit, at least for this week, paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, rulers, erasers, colored pencils, calculators, binders and the one thing I always forget, the sports physical. Of course, when in high school each teacher has his or her own requirements so tomorrow they will come home with yet more things that they need, now. Ah well, such is the life of a mother, just when you think you’ve got it all together, your kids bring it to your attention that you really don’t.