Last I checked, it was July. July 16th to be exact. My older two kids (8 year old son and 6 year old daughter) go back to school on September 3rd. Roughly 48 days (not that I'm counting). I have no idea when my twins go back. I know it is September - their preschool will email or mail me something so we show up on the correct date and time!
My 6 year old has become a back to school drama queen. It is way too early in the summer for this, we have plenty of more pool days and a trip to the beach ahead of us before I am ready to throw in the towel on summer! The most recent drama was over the backpacks (read my last post on the Great Back Pack Debate to catch up!). This was settled amicably. For giving up the Hello Kitty Backpack, we reached an agreement or settlement I should say! Backpack from brand of mom's choice, pattern of kid's choice and one Hello Kitty Lunchbox with a pink sequin bow. Hopefully the sequins will not fall off into my daughter's lunch, but that is a story for another time. Backpacks ordered and delivered! (I scored some really, really cutes ones too! Landsend was having amazing clearance sales - back packs were $14.99 each + free shipping. I know these bags are going to last a few years too.) I ordered back packs for my three little ones (6 year old and 4 year old twins). I was not planning on getting my oldest son a new back pack this year (he has a great one from last year that is just fine). But, with the money I saved on the other backpacks and a nice 30% off Kohl's coupon from Grandma, my oldest will be sporting a brand new back pack at the bus stop too! (this was so much easier - I gave him a price point, pulled up the Kohl's website and he did a great job picking it out himself!)
Walmart & Target have started the back to school sales already. I was able to finish my shopping and get some really, really good deals. I made the mistake of taking three of the kid with me on Sunday to Walmart. Sunday at Walmart is scary busy to begin with, then add in the kids! We went and were prepared. We had the list from the school with what we needed to buy for each class. Of course the 6 year old did not want any of the items that are required for first grade. She wanted notebooks and folders with Hello Kitty, sparkles and puppies! I did give in for one Hello Kitty folder (97 cents that my daughter promised she would pay for!) and we went with the "good stuff" on the school supplies. My children will be returning to school this year with name brand products too (apparently my daughter is still upset about taking in Roseart Crayons and generic glue last year that would not stick. This year, thanks to Walmart we were able to get the brand names for a quarter each! I wonder if I scarred her for life on this glue!)
Here I thought I was in good shape!
Backpacks - check
School Supplies - check
Next on the list, school shoes. Of course the 6 year old wants a pair of $60 ballerina sneakers that she just has to get this week, and pretty dresses so she has them for the first week of school. She is asking several times a day for these. Several times. It is July. July 16th. I don't think so. She will get some new shoes, but we will hold off on these until August!
Have you started your back to school shopping yet? Are you counting the days until the bus comes?!
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