Oh. My. Word. Who knew that buying school supplies could be such a beat down! I had this vision that Baby #1 and I would go to Walmart with his school list and we’d waltz up and down the aisles finding everything we need in one store.
Not so much.
Thanks to Hubs getting jury duty and getting half a day off from work I did have a chance to take Baby #1 to Walmart just the two of us. That’s where the fantasy ends. I was so consumed with getting exactly what the list said and was so overwhelmed by ALL OF THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES I could barely keep my head on straight.
And let me just take a minute to get on my soap box to say how annoying it is that I can buy a box of 24 crayons for 25 cents, but the 8 pack of crayons (which I had to get 6 packs of) cost 78 cents! That totally annoyed me.
Anywho I left Walmart with 4 things left on my list of 16 that I still needed to get. No problem right?
5 stores after Walmart I finally have everything.
Six stores people- it took me six stores to get it all!
The bad thing is I was so beat down by this whole process that by the time I got to store #6 and still couldn’t find a 50 pack up white construction paper I had to settle for a 200 pack of drawing paper. Now I have to decide if I’m going to be the cheap parent that opens the pack and pulls out the 150 sheets that he doesn’t need, but we would use here (Baby #2 loves to draw and goes through a lot of paper).
So I now have all 16 items- including the elusive 1 1/2 inch green heavy poly binder (we found it on store #4). It’s technically not a heavy binder, but it is green and poly and 1 1/2 inches so I figure three out of four will have to be good enough. I even got an extra one to put on the school supply black market since the store was running low on them.
When we got everything we needed today (I had to hit 4 of the stores with all three kids in tow) we hit happy hour at Sonic. I really needed something stronger than what Sonic was serving at this point, but a diet cherry coke had to suffice.
The kids got slushes and I decided to lie down and read a book while they had snack at the kitchen table. They were being so quiet I knew that something was up.
And I was right.
They made “slurpie nachos” (everything slushie related is a slurpie in our house).
I guess 3:30 is a bit too early to call that dinner.
When Candace isn’t running around town looking for school supplies she blogs at Mama Mia.