So it's that time of year again...where I open my never-ending wallet to buy stuff.
Get the lists. The usual suspects are on the second graders - crayons, pencils (yellow #2), scissors (WTF do they need to put scissors on the list every stinking year? Can't they just keep the one I got last year?), colored pencils, etc.
The sixth grader has a specific scientific calculator to buy. They also want pens and pencils (but don't specify the color of the pencils). We have pens up the wazoo here. For some reason, I have a ton of insulin pens - I like them because of the lanyard to carry it around my neck. I also have my special stash of Prometrium pens, which I DO NOT SHARE. I hate the drug, but these are fine, fine pens. I'm down to only a couple left of those pens. :(
So I tell the girl that I am not buying her pens. Gifted child that she is, she promptly asked "Why?"
"Have you SEEN our junk drawer? There are hundreds of pens in there!"
I promised not to send her to school with a Viagra pen.
And Grumpy - Staples.com has free shipping for orders over $45. It wasn't hard to hit that mark with my kids. No more craziness like last year! ;)