I have been very busy the past week trying to get the kids ready to go back to school. They love this time of year and I really enjoy seeing them so excited for a new beginning and looking forward to new experiences. Life seems to be more open to possibilities this time of year.
They only thing I dislike about the whole back-to-school process is how expensive it is. I only have three kiddos, but it has cost me at least $400 to do so. Does that seem in line with what you spend??
Here is what is on my list:
1. School supplies (list sent home by teachers of "suggested" items--are they serious?)
2. Haircuts (Steve does Patch's, but the girls need to be taken to a cheap salon)
3. New tennis shoes
4. New back packs (I only do this every other year; this was one of those years)
5. 3 new outfits each
In addition to all of this we had to pay fees to the junior high, made a donation to the PTO, and will have to send in money for lunches (I let them buy once a week).
Whew! I might have to get a loan to pay for all of that. Maybe back-to-school time for kids means it is also back-to-work time for parents to earn enough to pay for it all.
Scripture of the Day: 2 Peter 2:1 and 22