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Back to school time ---BSG Sensational Sisters Blog 3

Thursday, August 21, 2014

So the blog challenge for week 3 of the Sensational Sisters team is to blog about "How does the "Back To School" time affect you? Do you have your partake in any of the back to school grillouts or parties?

For me it isn't a factor now as all of our children are now grown & on their own so there's no back to school shopping or parties to schedule. I do remember those days thought when we had 5 in school, oh my what an expensive time of year with new school clothes & supplies & then having to pay the school fees. I surely don't miss all that expense. Of course now with our grandkids in school, they all now have school uniforms so as the need arises I will contribute as needed to the cost of their uniforms.

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  • DBELLE39
    Thanks for the comments. I hear friends who have small children still in school say how they are spending $300-500 PER CHILD. Oh my, I couldn't imagine having to do that with even more than one much less the 5 we raised.
    1880 days ago
    I work at a State Primary School and by the time the parents
    buy uniforms, school fees and the book lists, I often wonder
    how they manage. My neighbour has 3 kids and she says
    they are struggling on one wage. Glad I don't have to worry
    about these things. I do feel for parents today. emoticon
    1880 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    I can't even imagine having 5 kids in school at one time; I had 3 and that was enough as costly as it all was. I am sure your kids appreciate any help you can provide your grandkids. I know I am grateful to be out of the back to school scenario!
    1880 days ago
    1881 days ago
    We all got hand-me-downs so very little expense there (new clothes at Christmas as part of our Santa gift.....)
    and there was no fees (can you believe we got our textbooks free? ! ) at the school I went to so I don't think it was too bad for Mom and Dad.... but just the school supplies of pens, exercise books, etc could do a large family in.
    1881 days ago
    Wow 5 in school at a time, that had to be very expensive. its great that you help out with the grandkids school things I know that it can be difficult having all that money set aside just for school.
    1881 days ago
  • GABY1948
    My kids are all grown too....and I am SO thankful for that!
    1881 days ago
    Donna, we sing the same song ... my kids are grown and out on their own so now I don't have to worry about back to school activities and expenses. However, I do pitch in as much as I can to help with my grandkids' back to school expenses.
    Enjoy as much time as you can with the grandkids now because they grow up so fast!
    1881 days ago
    I can't say I miss the elementary, Middle School or High School back-to-school shopping ordeal.

    DD is in college, and there are supplies to get, but it's not as torturous, because there isn't SPECIFIC items needed.

    Enjoy your grandies!

    1881 days ago
    My daughter is grown up too - I don't miss those days!

    Have fun with the grandkids!
    1881 days ago
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