My dears, I have been out and about for the past few days, leaving me tired and exhausted at the end of the day instead of chipper and full of cheer, ready to write something that I daily pray is even mildly entertaining. We have also had an extended heat wave here in Glinda-land, which has tried the patience of even the most optimistic of my loved ones. Oh yeah, and out-of-town relatives coming in to visit, which will always be more attractive to me than sitting at the computer.
So, to make a long story short, sorry about the unexplained and unanticipated absence.
I suppose though, that many of you are beginning to gear up for the start of the new school year and are just as busy as me.
One of the things that I don’t miss from our formal schooling days are the damned supply lists that the school would email two weeks before the beginning of the semester.
I was buying everything from Kleenex to dry erase markers and everything in between.
Of course, it is technically not legal to send this list out, as public schools are supposed to provide students with everything except perhaps writing utensils. Is it better to have the families pay for it than the teachers? I guess so, except that I am sure there are some people who cannot afford everything on the list, which totals to about twenty-five items.
In my state, the idea that the state would actually pay for all needed supplies is a large joke which would have every parent doubling over with laughter. Hysterical laughter, most likely, but laughter all the same.
Does your school send out a list as well?