The (slightly exaggerated) School Supply Story

9 08 2015

Five years ago I posted this and it seems appropriate to repost it today. I again have a two -year-old that I will have to drag along with us on our school supply shopping day, but now we’re shopping for three kids. I guess, according to my original post, that I still need one more child to add to this crazy mess but then I’d need something of much greater value to mortgage than our 115 year old house in order to afford all their school supplies (not to mention feed them!). And sanity-wise I’m way past my limit so I’ll have to use that 5th pencil box for something else…(see the original post for more details and…enjoy!)


Lists in hand, the girls and I walked into Target yesterday with Luke safely buckled in the cart.  It was the last week of July, so I was feeling pretty proud of myself for getting such an early jump on the school supply shopping.  I whistled while I walked and the girls skipped along happily, ready to start checking off supplies as we found them.

Upon entering the school supply section, I did a double-take. It was a mad-house!  Moms pushing and shoving, kids screaming, many bins of coveted supplies empty.  I rechecked the date on my cell phone wondering if it was really the middle of August.

No matter now.  I rolled up both sleeves and we began our quest to get all the needed supplies. First off, I realized we were not even in the right section, as we were supposed to purchase baby wipes, clorox wipes, boxes…

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