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Sometimes I wonder

July 13th, 2006 at 06:36 pm

You know, the schools here have only been out for 24 days. My first flyer for back to school specials came in the mail today. WalMart. I wonder why the do that so soon? It seems crazy to me, because school doesn't start back up again here until September 5 (I think) and August would certainly be soon enough. I suppose since I am going to WalMart anyway, I'll look the stuff over. It's hard to find what I need if I wait too long. What I need being a yellow folder, yellow three ring binder, yellow pencil box, and hopefully a new yellow backpack to replace the one that was murdered by the car door and pulled along the highway without my son apparently noticing. I wasn't on that side of the car or I would have noticed. It was in shreds when we stopped 35 minutes later. It took me forever to find a yellow backpack last year. And why aren't any other colors acceptable to my six year old son? Sigh.

At least with Rose, I can go pink or purple or even green (although lime or neon only). Yellow is hard. But that's Tobias for you. Fixates and doesn't deviate.

I really need to go through the kids' clothes, weed out what no longer fits and what has stains on it that can become play clothes instead of school clothes and then whatever is left make an inventory of the garment type and the colors, so I can buy compatible colors so they can all mix and match. My daughter has been the same size for 3 years except that she keeps growing taller, so needs longer and longer clothes. Tobais was a size 4 at the start of kindergarten and he's just starting to outgrow his 6's. We got a couple of hand me down jeans that were never worn in size 7, so that's a good starting place for him.

I think I will start cashing out G.C.'s for Target or WalMart or Kmart when I do MyPoints now, instead of gas cards. It's going to be pricey. But not as pricey as last year. Maybe half the cost. Rose has a birthday coming up so I'll nose it around that clothes will make good presents. She has far too many toys, though books or video games are okay. But mostly clothes from us. And the dreaded slumber party. Well, she'll get plenty of loot from that.

I guess I'm using the blog today to order my thoughts and strategize my plan.

I just realized I have been blogging for just over 3 months now. Where did the time go and how did my attitude towards finances alter so much?

2 Responses to “Sometimes I wonder”

  1. baselle Says:

    Heh heh heh. Walmart wants you to buy two sets of supplies - the first set now, the second set for when you lost track of the first set or your student whines that what you bought wasn't cool. Smile

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Yeah, but 20 cents for crayons and 20 cents for glue is too cheap for me to pass up. Even if it gets used before school starts, its worth it.

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