Friday, July 25, 2008

Are you ready for school?

aOne morning last week all three of my children were up at 5:30 AM. Kory and my brother who is living with us got up shortly after and left for work at 6:00AM. I packed everyone into the van and we headed to Wal Mart. Everyone got to choose their own donught for breakfast and we did our school shopping. Being at Wal Mart at 6:15 AM was great. The store was almost empty, it was quiet, I could hear myself think, and we each had our own little personal space. Best of all there were no lines when it came time to check out. Maddie is going to be in Preschool one more year. She was asked to bring a little notebook, a pencil, and a gluestick which we forgot to put in the picture. She wanted a new box of crayons and at $.33 box why not.
Hunter's list of needed things were a little different. He's going to Kindergarten this year and is so excited. His favorite item was a Spiderman folder to keep his papers in. He also needed a pencil box, a box of crayons, and a pair of scissors. The part that broke the bank was that he also needed a package of multi colored construction paper, 4dozen pencils, 1 liquid glue and 2 glue sticks, 2 boxes of wipes, Anti-bacterial wipes, and a box of klenex all of this was to share with the class. $30 later we were finished with our school shopping. I'm glad I only had to buy class room supplies for 1 child this year. Next year for 1st grade I noticed they wanted the same as kindergarten with a few differences of 5 packs of glue sticks and 6 boxes of wipes. I'll have to start stocking up earlier next year.
Hunter also had to have a few shots to start Kindergarten. I went in thinking he was going to get 2 shots. We came out with 4, 2 in each arm. Thanks to our Pediatrician's office that we no longer go to. This was the 3rd time that Hunter had to get an extra shot becuase the same shot was given too soon. He did really good. He doesn't need any more shots until he's 11/12 yrs old. One child down, 2 more to go.
He's pretty proud of his shots. He will not take the bandaids off because he wants to show everyone that he got 4 shots.


Camille said...

That is so fun that you get to buy school supplies. I mean NOT fun because of the cost, but fun just cause that is a new step! :) I am excited for Carlaya to go back to school too. Besides the severe shyness, she loves it! and asks about it everyday.
I can't believe that you have to buy all that stuff though. I have never heard of buying wipes or sanitizer wipes! Crazy! OR your own construction paper?? Our school systems must really be hurting. I think they should up taxes to cover those costs. That way it is evenly distributed amongst all people even the ritzy with no kids. ;)
In Panaca you still don't have to buy any school supplies- good ol' fashioned free public school! WEll maybe your own pencil box, but that's it!

Lisa said...

What a trooper your little guy is!!! Connor had to have 5 shots!!! How much do these doctors think these little ones can handle?? Kudos to our little champs!

lundgrenville said...

Oh heavens, I would rather have your class list rather than my kiddos. This will tip you off your chair. My Kindergartener has to have 24 gluesticks, 2 bottles of glue, 2 boxes of gallon ziplock bags, 2 boxes of crayons, 2 boxes of washable markers, 2 reams of white copy paper, 1 ream of color copy paper, 2 rolls of paper towels, 2 dozen pencils, 2 folders, 2 things of antibacteria, 1 pair of scissors, 2 boxes of Kleenex, 2 erasers, 1 ruler, 1 package of paper (midgrade ruled)...and the list goes on! Kaylia is in 1st grade, so hers will be double!! Yikes!! What am I going to do! Anyway, how are you guys. We want to come visit SOON!!