So yesterday we spent the afternoon doing our back to school shopping. I had school supply lists for 2 out of 3 boys (you don’t get those anymore when you’re in high school and my oldest will be a sophomore – I just send him with pens, pencils and a spiral notebook the first few days until the teachers tell us what they need), so we set off in search of the elusive “school supplies”.
First we hit WalMart. You know. Always low prices. We found most of the 24 count #2 pencils and 24 count Crayola Crayons that we needed, at low prices, along with some 150 page packs of wide rule notebook paper, wooden (not plastic) ruler, 5″ inch scissors, and Expo brand dry erase markers. They had to be Expo brand. Because the list said so and you don’t go off list! Composition notebooks and pocket folders with and without prongs in red, blue, green, orange, yellow and purple were, however, difficult to come by. So we decided to head over to the socks and underwear department to stock up on, well, socks and underwear!
Next, we headed across town to Famous Footwear where we spent some time picking out just the right shoes for everybody. It was buy one pair get the second pair half price. So we did.
Then it was on to Target; where we had high hopes of finding the remaining items on the “lists” and perhaps a few good deals on some summer clothes. It will be hot here until the first of October so the boys always spend the first few months of school in shorts and short sleeves. Success! Each boy found 2-3 outfits to add to their existing wardrobes. They didn’t even balk at the collared, golf shirts I kept picking up and suggesting to them.
So, after 3 1/2 hours of shopping we were tired and I was broke. We stopped by Chick-Fil-A for some celebratory milkshakes and then we head home for some well deserved rest. There is something I was not able to find on my youngest’s school supply list. We are still short 2 orange, pocket folders without the prongs, so if you come across any in your back to school shopping let me know. I’ll pay top dollar! Or least 25 cents each.