Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Most Decidedly Not Wonderful

Back to school. All the memes say it's the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year", but is it really? Maybe if you have elementary school aged kids it's great.... more free time, the ability to get stuff done around the house or even the chance to get a part time job, but when you have middle & high school kids, the power shifts.

My kids went back today. I spent a huge amount of time getting them their bts diabetes stuff filled out and such. The clothes shopping took up a day or so. The supply shopping took even more time, but that's not all....

After the kids arrived home, we were then assaulted with the "extras". $20 for gym uniforms x 2 kids. $20 for a new scrub uniform for Mo's early child development class. $110 for a choral uniform. The club dues should start coming in next. 

Lunch supplies, gas, time, energy.... it all adds up, and we as parents are supposed to shoulder this every year. Our wallets are hemorrhaging money, and the feeling is most decidedly NOT wonderful.

What is your dollar total per kid this year? I'm already into mine for at least $500 each so far!