I did buy ds's uniforms for next year, now we will have to get them altered next month (the pants) I am buying here and there navy socks, they are hard to find for boys (dress socks) so when I see them I buy a package at a time, they are expensive. Ds is reusing his backpack but we'll see what size notebook he comes home with and if he has to stuff his things in I will get him a new one, I got on clearance a duplicate lunch box that he loved and lost last year; after he lost it I just sent him in with whatever we had in the house, I did not replace it right away.
All supplies are taken care of by the school fee which is nice, but I sort of miss buying the school supplies, that was always exciting to me as a kid when I started a new year. Frankly though, I think ds couldn't care less, so I guess the more simple the better.
All that is left is shoes and a haircut before school. They have a specific guidelines for shoes (black or dark brown dress) which at least is an improvement over the past two years, they had to be black dress. All the loafers slip off ds, and he never ties his shoelaces (he's just the absent minded professor) so I had to continually buy him velcro enclosure shoes which they don't make once you get into the size 5 shoes, that's men's already. Also, no one wears boots in the snow, so I hate to spend mega money on shoes and have them fall apart in January (like they did last year) because of constantly being in the snow and wet. So as you can tell by now, I'm dreading shoe shopping. However I might just decide to belong to the "it doesn't apply to me" club and buy casual velcro shoes that I can get in a bigger size. I've seen plenty do this, and I think it's high time I joined this club, especially with some of the stuff that has happened these two years (nothing bad, just people not following easily attained rules). If this is causing me such a PITA, I might join the club and plead ignorance (or innocence would be a better word).
Edited by Stormy - 7/6/12 at 8:26am