Monday, August 9, 2010

School Shopping

I haven't exactly been thinking ahead. and since school starts in exactly 2 days I think that my procrastinating nature has done its part sufficiently well - time to give way to stress and reality.


Yep, I can do it...

Oldest just needs a haircut - and maybe some protein bars to take for lunches. Sadly lacking from the public school's cafeteria menu is a vegetarian option. Okay, never actually bothered me before... but I'd like to see my son not starve himself this year - really.

Second needs a haircut - a ride to the school for registration - a check for some unheard of amount of money covering everything from book deposits to locker rental - shoes - pants - shirts - socks - unmentionables... apparently he's been nude for the past 2 months, the family has been too caught up in NetFlicks to notice I guess.

Third needs a swift kick in the hind quarters. And maybe a few pairs of pants and a shirt or two. and a haircut (I'm seeing a pattern here)

Fourth and Fifth already went shopping with me... and being girls they can get away without a haircut this week. Fourth needed all SORTS of clothes (stop growing for crying out loud) and Fifth got one shirt because everything still fits (start growing for crying out loud).

Isn't it nice to know that no matter what, I'll always have something to complain about?

and then... when they're all settled and we're in a good homework rut routine... it will be time for this lifelong procrastinator to think about her own classes...  back to school suddenly isn't as exciting when it's ME having to do the homework.  Wait!  Do I get a new backpack and jeans too???

and if any of your children come home and mention the kids they saw at school that looked like orphaned refugees... well, just tell them that their mom loves them anyway!


Barbaloot said...

School starts in two days?! The poor kids---it's still summer!!

Good luck getting it all done. And you deserve AT LEAST a new pair of jeans, maybe two, if you're going back to school.

Teachinfourth said...

Wow, we still have two weeks until we're back at school…of course, I am doing summer school right now, but that is a different thing altogether.

I think you should go out and not just get yourself a new backpack, but a lunchbox as well…live it up, T.

Jen T said...

2 days! ugh! We have 10 left. Still need haircuts, but crayons, backpacks, lunch boxes and clothes are taken care of. Went to the big city to get shoes Saturday. Crazy! I am so glad I live in a small town! Good luck the next few days!

Megz said...

Can I throw in a couple extra boys for the haircut thing?
You definitely get new clothes as well for going back to school. Why else even bother?!

Saimi said...

Does this mean I get to go shopping too? I go back to preschool at the end of the month.

Good luck getting it all done!

One Cluttered Brain said...

LOL! School doesnt start until the 30th for us.
Thank goodness.
We have MORE time to prepare!

Kristina P. said...

It starts here in 2 weeks! Wow, good luck.

Rudy Rukus said...

So I tried to help my oldest get ready for church yesterday. Nothing fit him. Ok his shirt fit but that was all! Can you believe it? I must be the worst mom ever. Goal for today. Get some clothes for my poor growing son!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Good luck with all of it. Just what will you be studying? Have I missed that.

just the five of us said...

Well T, school has been in for 2 weeks now here, and because it is so flipping hot here, I only buy my girls a few things, because they wear their summer shorts until October. C did get to buy a backpack this year. Can you believe that they make the jr high kids only carry their crap in a binder. C had to see the chiropractor a couple times because her back was always out of adjustment from leaning to one side.

Garden of Egan said...

That is seriously too soon to be starting school. Who do I need to talk to? I'm mean really. You've got way too much to get done before school starts.
Sounds like you better get busy.

When I think of the hassle of everything that has to be done in order to get kids into school, I'm sorta glad I'm childless now.

Good luck. You are gonna need it!

Charlotte said...

I made sure to get started yesterday with 3 weeks left. That way I can feel good about being on top of things ... and then procrastinate until 3 days before school actually starts. After all, I love picking through the leftovers in the school supply section of stores.

Lisa said...

Okay, NUDE for two months, but you were caught up in Netflix? SERIOUSLY? HYSTERICAL! And yes, you DO get a new backpack. And jeans. And car. Them's the rules.

Chelsi said...

I picked up the last of Brigitta's school supplies on Monday, and Grandma took her school shopping last night (yes, night before school started) and bought her some cute things so she'll look like someone cares. I guess I ought to take her sometime for a couple of things now that others have bought most of it for her.