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.