Sunday, July 25, 2010

It's that time

Two weeks ago, I was doing an early morning Walmart run when I stumbled upon...school supplies. I was doing a little happy dance instantly and it turned into a little jump-up-and-down when I saw the bright orange, green, blue, magenta, and red post-its.

Of course, I know my weakness well enough to take a deep breath and reassess.

Right before I turned back around and grabbed some post-its and a couple of Sharpies...um, for work.

Yesterday I decided to go and actually get stuff for the kids as school starts tomorrow. It was chaos as every parent in town was thinking the same thing, but I know that over the course of this week, I'll be fielding "but I need it for class rightnowrightnowrightnow" every night when I get home from work. While a smart mother would wait until her kids go to class and THEN go get the supplies, I started thinking about it and decided that I didn't want to face the aisles at Target and Walmart every night after work this week for yet-one-more-item. I've been down this road before, I know what they will need.

And so I have my little chest of drawers full of composition books, folders, crayons, spiral notebooks, paper, markers, glue, glue sticks, index cards, colored pencils, highlighters, regular pencils, and notebook dividers. There's a towering pile of binders, a box of page protectors, and a 3 hole punch on top of it.

It sounds like a lot, but I guarantee by the end of this week, most of it will be distributed into the older kid's backpacks.

If not...I'm prepared for any school supply shortage.

You know, the ones that happen at 11 pm, the night before a project assigned 2 months previously is due?


4 comments:

Julie said...

First let me tell you I am so glad to see you are blogging again! I have followed you (in a good way not stalker kind of following) since when our blogs were on aol. seems like eons ago.

I did the stock up a couple years ago with two kids still in high school.. lets see... it was three years ago... and got such a great deal on paper .19/200 page pack and bought so much I still have some for this year!!! Now that is planning ahead!

Mrs. L said...

I'm still trying to compute the July 26th start date.

Remo said...

I always hated the "Things our classroom needs" begging-list from the teachers. Screw you - I paid my taxes. Tell the Principal and admin to work from a table instead of their mondo desks.
Anywho...
Judy: Is a modified year-round calendar. Two weeks vacation after every nine weeks. The poor kids just couldn't be expected to work until Thanksgiving, could they?

Missie said...

I miss buying back to school supplies. I was always excited the kids were going back. LOL