Back to school, groan.
When do your kiddos start going back to school? We have until September, but I have a countdown in my head of everything I will need to buy. Bub is going to need new shoes, Mini will probably want them too. Both kids can use their book bags from last year. Both kids need clothes, I feel like they always need clothes though lol. And then there's supplies. Cha ching, cha ching, cha ching... that's the sound of the registers taking my money, lol.
What do you budget for when the kids go back to school? Do you spend a ton of money or are you pretty good at keeping things low cost?
I nannied four kids for ten years before having my own so I have learned to always be on the look out for school supplies. A few good places to keep an extra eye out are parades, fairs, state fair, and doctor offices. Pencils and pens and facial tissues are normally given out with different business info on them. I know teachers have started requesting all children use the plain yellow pencils to help all the kids to be the same. I have also talked with many teachers and most don't have a problem with (a child I nannied) using a fun printed pencil especially after I share info about how we can't afford to buy yellow pencils. If the teacher is willing to provide yellow pencils then great but if not then the teacher really has no say in what pencils the child is given to use.