"Gee, I hope I got enough..."
It's back-to-school shopping time here in Indiana. Our first day back is August 12th. I think we are one of the earliest to go back. I hate that. When i was a kid, we didn't go back until after Labor Day and that was perfect. There's still so much summer left on August 12th. :-(
So, the school supply lists for just 2 of my 3 kids inspired me for this week's Illustration Friday topic. Those are the exact supplies we have to get. We are blessed to live in a really fantastic city with top of the line public schools. The teachers, the schools themselves, and the education my kids get there are all stellar. I know that teachers are not paid nearly what they are worth and that many of them reach into their own pockets for classroom supplies. But, i swear the school supply list gets longer every year. Now, i don't want to get on a rant about local government spending, but pretty soon, i'm going to need to take out a loan at back-to-school time just to buy the supplies for my kid's free public school education.
Does anyone out there remember when school supplies meant a new lunchbox and some No. 2 pencils?