I just bought Miss O’s school supplies for her very first day of school. It was fun. It was sweet. And it was freakin’ expensive. But on top on of that, I think the list was incomplete. What about me? How come they don’t make a back to school shopping list for moms?
Box of pens. You might want to invest in one of those rubber grips, too, for signing forms. I swear I didn’t have to fill out this much paperwork when I bought my house.
Storage bins. You’re going to need these to put all the crap you’ll be forced to buy for school fundraisers. Candles, wrapping paper
Garbage cans. Get one to keep right inside the entrance to your house, and one for you car. You’ll need the extra bins for all the un-save-worthy stuff that will come home from school.
Box of tissues. No matter how happy you are that summer vacation is over, there are always tears. Plus, the second your kid comes home you’re going to get every case of the flu, typhoid, and inflammatory skin condition in a 50-mile radius. You might want to stock up on some sort of delousing powder, too.
SD card. Like it or not, you’re going to be one of those people on Facebook posting a bajillion pictures you’re going to take on the first day of school. In their outfit. With the sign you printed from Pinterest. Getting on the bus. The bus pulling away. Getting off the bus…
Case of wine. Because… duh
While you’re at it, you might want to start working on a list of excuses why you can’t work the bake sale, car wash, school dance, picnic, etc.
What would you add to your own back to school shopping list?