Are you freaking kidding me?
I’m starting to think I should’ve encouraged my kids to drop out in kindergarten when I had the chance.
You see, when my oldest son was in kindergarten, he took a swing at a fellow classmate on the playground…
For not getting a turn on a swing.
Oh, the irony.
The ensuing suspension was clearly a sign that we should’ve quit while we were ahead.
At any rate…
I (half) jokingly offered to buy this now high school-aged child of mine two middle school yearbooks for the price of one $60 high school yearbook.
Good deal, right?
He respectfully declined.
Apparently, more is not necessarily more.
School is expensive.
And everything is exponentially more expensive once you reach high school.
It’s not enough to own a single pair of Nikes.
A child must cram a minimum of two extra pairs of shoes into his backpack every day.
Just in case Converse or Vans suddenly become more popular 2/3 of the way through the school day.
Look at those shoes!
They’re sooooo 2nd period!
What do you mean your phone is soooo outdated?
Since when is last year considered The Dark Ages?
And everything has a fee.
Booster Club fees.
(What exactly is it that we’re boosting?)
Even volunteering comes with a price tag.
Along with the obligatory background check, they now insist on taking your full set of fingerprints.
In exchange for a cheerful mug that boasts the numerous virtues of volunteering.
I’m still not convinced that was a good trade-off.
Clothes are expensive.
Books are expensive.
You need money for what?
More school pictures?
More broken earbuds?
Did you eat that last batch?
Speaking of eating…
Oh my goodness.
The amount of food growing kids require is beyond belief, especially with those never-ending growth spurts.
What do you mean there wasn’t enough food in your lunch today?
What did you think- it was all just one big snack?
My mountainous cart is always one bag of cheese puffs away from overflowing and toppling over whenever I go grocery shopping.
There seems to be some unspoken challenge in our household for attempting to eat $200 worth of groceries right out of the bags.
Bonus points if they can pull it off in under 24 hours.
When are you going shopping again?
I’m seeing stars as money fails to conveniently drop out of the sky.
(On a positive note, I have been saving money recently while tripling my wardrobe in the process. My boys and I are currently close enough in size that some of their shirts fit me quite nicely.)
Money, money, money.
Down the toilet.
Along with my sanity.
~Happy Saturday, my friends! Have a safe and happy weekend!~