Back to School Shopping


Back to School Shopping — A Modern Mrs.
Oh, my wallet. I suppose it could be worse, but how does a list for third grader's come to $50? Perhaps I'm feeling the sting simply because we had to have our garage door repaired this morning, which carried a hefty bill of $400? Might I add, we have not purchased shoes or the first day outfit. This $50 endeavor was just for supplies!

Fortunately for us, we had a few supplies leftover from the previous year. Some pencils, a few folders that weren't tattered, and a lunchbox that is in fair condition. There were, however, the basic supplies that needed to be purchased, and L needed a new backpack. {She's going with a satchel style this year in case you're interested.} I was also fortunate enough to find quite a few supplies at Dollar Tree, though in the end, I was disappointed because I thought Maryland's Tax Free Week included more than just clothes and shoes. I mean, Tax Free Week was the reason I waited to buy this stuff!

Anyway, while the list certainly wasn't lengthy, it did cost a bit more than I thought it would. I expected to pay $50 with the shoes.... So, what did I get? Hold onto your seats, folks...
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • 2 Boxes of Tissues
  • 5 Marbled Composition Notebooks
  • 2 Folders with Pockets {Because I had two at home already.}
  • 2 Glue Sticks
  • 1 Box of 24 Crayons
  • 16 #2 Pencils {Because I had some leftover from last year.}
  • 2 Clorox Wipes
  • 2 Dry Erase Markers
  • Headphones
  • 1 Pair of Fiskar Scissors
  • 1 Book Bag {Or, in our case, one satchel.}
And it all came to $50. Had we purchased the shoes I had planned to buy today {L forgot to wear socks}, we would have spent about $70-$75. What?!

Why is back to school shopping so costly? And to think, it's only going to get worse! She'll be needing more items, at higher price points, and possibly more frequently the older she gets. I don't know, I suppose I just felt like venting.

What bugs you about back to school shopping?

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  1. I know how you feel! I dropped $200 for for both of my girls, that was clothes, shoes, and supplies. I wanted to cry!


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