Why I Won’t Buy From The School Supply List
I’ve already seen it. Post and counter-post. Complain and complain about the complainers.
Must be July.
And school supply season.
Every year, I post the same thing to my personal Facebook. I don’t buy and send everything on the school supply list. Some years it has included such things as toilet paper, red pens for the teacher, dry erase markers, and paper plates. This year it’s mostly reasonable for my second grader, but some of my friends didn’t have the same experience.
My friend J, who has twins going into 5th grade needed 25 glue sticks.
In a regular class of 20, that is 500 glue sticks.
Where are those going to be kept? Much less kept neatly?
No. I have one kid in college. One who is going into 11th grade. And one who is going to be a second grader, even though he’s been in school for 5 years. That is almost 30 separate school lists. If I bought every single item on every one of those lists, I’d be broke.
I know schools are underfunded. I know teachers have to buy school supplies. I KNOW there are kids who are underprivileged, whose parents don’t know how to shop the deals.
But that can’t be my only concern. I have to worry about my own kid and my own budget, and my own sanity.
So, if your school supply list includes duct tape and paper plates and toilet paper, I’m out.
And I won’t apologize for it.