The kids started school a couple of weeks ago. Lily is now in 2nd grade, Caleb in kindergarten. They grow up so fast! When I first started this blog, Lily was in Pre-K!
I LOVE to buy school supplies. I like the paper, pencils, crayons, rulers, etc. But what I do NOT like is the INSANE amount of supplies they want. Case in point: kindergarten students needed 21 brad folders. 21!!! Are you MAD?!! And 2nd grade needed 15!! They also requested 42 pencils PER STUDENT!! With an average of 15 kids in a 2nd grade class, that comes out to 630 pencils!! Are they going to build a shed or something? Good grief!!!
James also needed school supplies, less in amount but more expensive altogether. For instance:
Ammo: $650 (estimate)
Two 3 inch binders, dividers, highlighters and paper: $27 (stinking binders are $10.90 a piece!!)
Luckily my step-father is a PO and we’re borrowing his duty belt and holster. The Lord provides!!
On an end note, the kids are getting their bunk beds today. Yay.