Â Guess what?Â I’m whining about school again.Â Yes, yes, I know it’s getting tedious.Â I’m sorry.
A couple of weeks ago here we had a tax free weekend on back-to- school supplies.Â It would have been nice if we’d had the teacher lists from the school beforehand so we could have taken advantage of that benefit.Â After all, school is expensive enough and every little bit helps.Â But, alas, we didn’t get the lists.Â
Instead we got them last Friday, a week late.Â
Fine.Â Moving on.Â
But once again, in addition to the first round of lists there are even more lists–lists which are adding up to more than another $80 in addition to the $200 worth of supplies we’ve already gotten.Â And did the upper-grade teachers get together and discuss the logistics of EACH of them asking forÂ a 2 or 3 inch binder per class???Â Â Where, pray tell, are the kids supposed to put all these binders, not to mention the books?Â We’re talking 21 inches of binder–the things won’t all fit in their backpacks.Â Couldn’t they combine some of the binders?Â Why does every teacher have to have a binder unto themselves?Â Is this a status thing?Â I just don’t get it. (And if you are a teacher and you are reading this, I do not envy nor want your job and have a tremendous amout of respect for the work that you do.Â Really.Â It’s just this one little issue that has me annoyed….Â )
Also, both of my kids have to dress out for P.E.Â and the shorts must be purchased through the school.Â Given my why-can’t-we-go-to-uniforms rant from a couple of weeks ago I find this intensely ironic.
**I’m blogging at The Soapbox Queens today, too, where it is “Wicked Wednesday” and I promise it’s a much happier topic.