It's that time again! My kids go back to school in TEN days. I used to love back to school shopping but now that I'm the shopper and not the recipient...my love has waned a bit.
I love the aisles filled with paper, folders, crayons, markers at the lowest prices of the year. There is something about brand-new spiral bound notebooks that just gets to me. (I prefer wideline - so I can get sloppy). The problem is the kids' expectations do not always coincide with my budget.
Am I the only one? Yes, I'd love to get you that adorable folder with the puppies/kitties/freakish cool design. Do the math dear. You need ten of those suckers, and your brother/sister need another twenty. Does Mom want to pay $2 a folder times thirty or does mom want to pay 25 cents? $60 vs. $7.50.
Then, of course, they HAVE to have a new backpack even though last year's works just fine. I come out looking like Cheapest Mom in America and still spend a fortune.
Rant over. REALLY all I wanted to ask today was what your favorite back-to-school supply is? I'm a notebook girl, but I also love crayons for some reason.