Back to School Shopping List; Kindergarten compared to Grade 12
When the kids are in the primary grades:
-Huge, exciting box of crayons.
-Huge, exciting box of pencil crayons.
-Brand new knapsack with the latest T.V. characters on it.
-2 new pairs of shoes; outdoor and indoor.
-a whole bunch of new clothes.
-new snack or lunch bag with the latest T.V. characters on it.
**When to do this shopping** : -2 or 3 weeks before school starts.
...And by the time they reach grade 12:
-A crumpled wad of scrap lined paper still sitting in their knapsack from last semester.
-A pen (which will be lost and need to be replaced on a daily basis).
-Money for gas.
**When to do this "shopping"**: -5 minutes before dashing out of the house, without having any breakfast, on the first day of class.
...how time flies.