And either saved it, or went ahead and bought school supplies ahead of time, it wouldn't be such a problem now and perhaps maybe a little less bitching about the unfairness of having to buy your child school supplies. Just gets old. I admit I haven't been in this site for a super long time but I can only imagine what its like around the holidays and *gasp how much money it costs. Welp the only advice I can give is, school supplies, holidays, birthdays etc. Happen every year they aren't some surprise that sneaks up on you. Perhaps some better financial planning is needed by a lot if you guys.
Obviously if you aren't complaining or its no worry I'm not talking about you.