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Who Buys Your School Supplies?

By AngellaD on Aug. 5, 2014 at 12:00 AM

I know many Dads who do as much around the house as their wives do - as does my husband - but when it comes to buying school supplies, I happily take on that task. I've always loved buying school (or office supplies). New pens, new paper, and usually something that I don't really "need" but that makes me smile.

I know that some Moms prefer to buy their kids' school supplies on a solo-shopping trip, but I always bring my three kids with me. They love getting new supplies, they love checking everything off of their lists, and they love picking out little things that make them smile.

We went to Target last week, and my kids were like, well, kids in a candy store. My eldest "needed" a rainbow pack of Sharpies, by middle child chose as many green (literally) supplies as he could (it's his favorite color), and my daughter found a little chalk board that she could color herself and I simply couldn't say no. We got everything on their lists (and mine), plus something that made each of us smile a little brighter.

Who buys school supplies in your house? Do you go solo, or take your "helpers" with you?

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  • LaniBee
  • by on Aug. 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM
  • My oldest DD does her own shopping (she's in college). My youngest is in middle school and we usually go shopping for supplies after the first week of school is done. I learned the hard way (twice) that after elementary school, there really isn't a fixed list so getting organized is more of a personal affair. Last year, DD changed her mind at least 3 times between one giant binder and a bunch of smaller binders - before she finally settled on lightweight folders for each class! I will go ahead of time and get the basic pens and pencils and any supplies we need to stock the home office.

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  • sonshining
  • by Member on Aug. 5, 2014 at 11:41 AM
  • Mostly me. I do the clothes and shoes. My husband gets his backpack cause my husband spends a lot for a top brand that will last. I get binders and anything else. 

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