School Supply Shopping

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I decided I was going to jump out and do this today. I should have waited until the tax free weekend, but I always hit the store too late and never can find enough boxes of Crayola 24 count crayons. Then Pato ends up hitting Wal-mart after work every night until they get a new truck of school supplies.

That’s the list above. Three kids in school. Seventh grade, third grade, and kindergarten. The 7th grader is the most expensive with his multiple binders, latex gloves, flash drive, and calculators. He already has a scientific calculator, the graphing calculator is optional, and his flash drive from last year works for me still.

I hit Wal-Mart and Target.

That’s the bill so far.

Someone needs to learn how to shop the ads. I did find 10 cent glue sticks and 17 cent notebooks. Yippie! I can say everything I got was on sale, just not on sale enough for my happiness.

After coming back home, I laid everything out in piles and very lovingly organized my children’s school supplies into their backpacks, cuz that is what mothers do.

And there you have it. Three kids packed up and ready to go to school and one upset cuz he isn’t getting a backpack like his older siblings.

Jordan’s bag cracks me up. He didn’t want to go shopping so I picked it out. That duffle bag looking thing is an airline carry on with hidden handle and wheels. I’m tired of seeing him lug around a way too heavy backpack on his pack. I didn’t think he’d find me amusing, but what do you know, he likes it!

One would think I was done after all that.

Nope. A couple of things I forgot and a few I left until later.

I still need:
1- 5 subject notebook
1-12 ct Crayola colored pencils
5 boxes of Kleenex
3 bottles of hand sanitizer
1 box sandwich size ziplock bags
1 box gallon size ziplock bags
1 highlighter
3 dry erase markers
2 black sharpie markers

I’m not sure how the list of stuff I brought home was so huge when I forgot that much.

Now it’s my dear husband’s turn to buy school clothes.

Next year I ad watch and coupon cut!

Have a great day!

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  • That’s a lot of school supplies! Even how expensive they are, it’ll still help our children to make a better and brighter learning. Their stuff were so cool, specially the bags, Hello Kitty! 🙂

    • Heather Ayala

      I’m thinking it’s nice to have all these things, but I got by just fine with a notebook and pen…. And now I sound like my grandpa! Lol now on to clothes shopping for school.

  • Amanda

    Why can’t kids just bring a pen, pencil, and notebook to school anymore? In today’s society, kids are lugging around pounds and pounds of unnecessary weight on their backs, full of school supplies. I must say, you did a very nice job with the shopping; it seemed very organized. Good luck with the rest!

    • Heather Ayala

      I agree Amanda! My son’s backpack last year would just sag off his back from all the weight. It was horrible. And that was just 6th grade.

  • That’s a lot of stuff! It’s a good thing that my wife is the one shopping for our daughter’s school supplies so I don’t have to worry about it every time school year starts. Although there are also times that I was the one hitting the store to buy additional school supplies.

    • Heather Ayala

      I think you dad’s get called in a lot when we forget or in a bind. You always come through for us! 🙂

  • Misty McGregor

    Hi…I am a Vampire Diaries loving Mom of two…from Canada 🙂 Go through the same thing every year for school supplies…make a list…buy things..come home and realize…I’ve forgotten about ten things!! My kids are in grade 10 and 7. This year they both needed binders, lined hole punched paper and three prong folders more than anything else.

    Keep blogging…love reading! By the way…are you team Damon or Stefan??

    • Heather Ayala

      Thank you!

      You know when I first started watching, I was team Stefan, but now, I am totally team Damon. Just something about Ian somerhalder. 🙂