August 10, 2011
(Have you seen MegaMind? I love how Will Farrell’s character pronounces everything wrong).
I know I ranted about the crazy amount of school supplies that Gavin needed last year for kindergarten, but now it’s time for Round 2. Liam starts preschool at our local Montessori school on September 8th. His school supply list…for PRESCHOOL….is R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S. The kid needs 24 glue sticks. He needs a package of TRIANGULAR crayons, and erasable colored pencils (didn’t know there was such a thing). Oh and I found some today. They’re $6 a pack…..of course he needs 2 packs.
He needs disinfectant spray, hand sanitizer, paper towels, several boxes of kleenex, dishsoap, sponges, hand towels and wash cloths. (Apparently we’re stocking the janitorial closet). He needs 2 composition books AND a journal (to record his thoughts and deepest desires?) AND several notebooks and a ream of paper.
Not to mention the regular things like scissors, erasers, crayons, oh, and 24 #2 Ticonderoga Tri-Write pencils (found only at office supply stores). Seriously??? Do we have to be THAT specific with our pencil choices? Are we forgetting that this is PRESCHOOL?? The child is not really even writing yet!
It’s mostly all the cleaning supplies that get me. He’d better not get sick AT ALL this school year for as OCD as they must be if all 20+ kids in his class bring this stuff. CRAZINESS I TELL YOU!
We plan on school supply shopping this weekend. I’m very curious to see what our grand total is. Gav’s list is actually pretty basic this year thank goodness!
Post updated** I bought all of Gav’s supplies today and spent $21. Not too bad considering. Next week we’ll hit Liam’s list.