This list had everything on it - pens, markers, pencils, lined paper, grid paper, highlighters, erasers, duotangs, rulers, a box of KLEENEX...the list goes on and on but I won't bore you with it. Safe to say the school board must be in cahoots with Staples. The one item on this list that really bugged me are tennis balls.
For the bottom of the kids' chairs. They are actually packaged for said purpose. I ask you - do I NEED to purchase tennis balls so their chairs won't make that awful schreeching sound when moved? And furthermore, what happened to the tennis balls I bought LAST YEAR? Have they spontaneously combusted? Disintegrated? Where are they???
So, it's over. After spending what seemed like an eternity in that store, aimlessly walking around with two lists and a cart ram-jam full of necessities, the kids are now prepared to learn. They are jazzed and excited to start school. And when I say 'jazzed' and 'excited' I really mean they can't wait to see their old friends.