What's new in my life

What Is the world coming to?

I just want to take a moment of silence for my credit card.

Ok I'm better. I went out today at lunch time to get school supplies for my kids. My daughter had a two page list of supplies. My son only about 10 items. Which is more like it. That's what I remember getting when I was in school. The basics...notebooks, pens, pencils, glue and so on.

Bree's list consisted of correction tape, 9 one subject note books that had to be coordinated with a pocket folder by color. Does any one know where the fuck I can find an orange one subject notebook? Come on...

It just a sad thing anymore. Why does a 6th grader need to have crayons? A 64 count no less.

Here's her list. Am I the only one that thinks that this is insane? Soon we'll have to buy a desk for them as well.

7 1 subject notebook (mmmkay that's fine)

2 yellow 3 subject notebook (check)

9 pocket folders (9??)

2 pk wide ruled loose leaf paper (check)

1 pen/pencil case (Ok)

1 plastic supply case (isn't that the same as above?!?)

5 blue or black pens (check)

2 red pens

5 #2 pencils

3 highlighters (my first thought was 3 yellow? Or Multi colored? Better get the mulit colored - But again 3?

1 box washable markers 8 count (OK)

1 box washable markers fine tip (Why 2 kinds? Can't they use the first kind? They have a tip to them)

1 box colored pencils 24 count

1 box 48 or 64 count crayons (are they going to have a coloring contest?)

1 set of watercolors

1 eraser

1 pair of scissors (I'm sorry but she has about 7 pair from every year of school)

1 correction tape - not correction fluid (Worried about them sniffin the stuff?)

1 bottle of white glue

1 roll of transparent tape

1 pkg of 3 x 5 index cards multi colored (Your just killing me right now!)

1 pkg of 4 x 6 index cards

1 compass (for 6th grade?- I am truly frightened right now)

1 protractor (to be honest I didn't even know what the hell this was)

1 ruler (again she has about ten of these damn things)

1 scientific Calculator (uh oh - I'm in deep shit when it comes to homework)

1 plastic crate (because they don't have lockers yet - So kids get free reign on other kids stuff)

2 rolls of paper towels (I'm used to this - But it's new to our generation)

2 packs of tissue paper

1 container of baby wipes

1 disposable camera ( I have no clue what this is for)

1 hand sanitizer (no pump)

1 terracotta pot 6" (all I have to say is what the fuck?)

1 container of Clorox wipes

one pocket folder needs to be coordinated with one subject notebook in the following colors:

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

The remaining four pocket folders can be of the child's choice of design.

2 of the pocket folders will be for tests

You must label everything with first and last name.

This isn't including the uniforms, backpacks & lunch boxes that I have to buy.

Okay I'm done crying the blues.