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Back to School Sticker Shock

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Oh, No! It can't be time to go back!
Has anyone else had back-to-school sticker shock? I went to the store and came out with with 3 lists for 3 kids, two items for me to take a graduate class this fall, and easy lunch stuff to make my life simpler the first week of school. The next thing I know the total is $250 and my hubby is starting to feel like Scrooge McDuck! I felt like I must have done something horribly wrong, but everything (with the exception of the $1 flashy pencils) was on the lists! Uniforms not included!
I've used up my quota of exclamation points for the day, but I can't imagine how it took $80 per person to get school supplies and underwear.
Enough whining. I'm thankful I have access to schools and supplies for my kids when children all over the world don't have those options. I'll just consider myself lucky and shop a little more carefully.
Good luck and blessings to all those teachers going back (especially the ones who have to teach my kids. emoticon
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  • CMB2048
    LOL! I work in education so I know parents have a huge bill. I don't have kids but I see the price of things and don't know how parents do it! I'm sure your kids are no problem for their teachers!
    3135 days ago
  • LLTS01
    I can only imagine how costly school supplies are. I don't have kids but you can't even leave a grocery store these days without leaving a fortune behind.

    3135 days ago
    I am glad you could get the supplies and I know it isn't cheap. I have several friends who are teachers and they have to spend money from their own pockets because their children come to school without. I have one child who just graduated college and another who just started and that is really expensive. My daughter uses coupons and has been buying extra school supplies for little of nothing and she donates these supplies for kids who cannot afford and whenever I find bargains I do the same.
    3136 days ago
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