Well, school is around the corner and buying school supplies just adds to the excitement. I remember when I was a kid getting to pick out a new lunch box and crayons.
However, these days it is ridiculous. My daughter had to purchase a scientific calculator, a USB flash drive, dry erase markers etc...The total bill was over $100.
When I spoke with some teachers from the Fort Zumwalt School District, they said technically school supplies aren't supposed to go over $25.
I called around to see what other parents had paid for their school supplies. I mean, maybe I didn't shop the deals offered at various stores. But their bills were in the same range as mine, even though they shopped at different stores.
What happened to a Trapper Keeper and pencil box? That's all we needed when I was a kid. If the school wanted us to use calculators, they provided them. All we were required to bring was looseleaf paper, some folders, a pen, a red grading pencil, pencils, erasers, glue and a ruler.
Now the kids have to bring tissue boxes, sanitizing hand gel, anti-bacterial wipes and the other expensive items I listed above.
Come on folks. Let's get real about what we're asking.