School supplies in high demand
Three shopping trips, luckily with a sleeping baby, a few frazzled moments as we wandered from aisle to aisle, and five (or was it six?) bags later — and I think we’re done.
Welcome to back-to-school shopping season (who doesn’t have that commercial with “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” running through their brain?).
My kids received school supply lists on the last day of class in May. Knowing we only have a few weeks left (and I needed to write this post), we trekked out in the 100-plus temperatures to check off some of our before-school-starts to-do list.
We did shopping. We got haircuts. We even got new shoes (I swear their feet grew two inches this summer).
And, to be honest, there are probably a few things still to purchase (like cleaning wipes and tissues requested by the teachers). But we didn’t get new backpacks this year since last year’s are in good shape!
I did look at the ads, but I’m not very good at coupons (I used two). But, I think we did OK, spending less than $150 on all supplies, haircuts and shoes (though the photo may show just one of an item, remember I’ve got two kids to buy for). Here’s the rundown (I’ve tried to note when I got items at a discount).