EDIT: You will want to check back, I'm having a GIVE AWAY from a COMPANY you are not going to want to miss~! It's going to be GREAT!
I don't know about you, but it feels like we've put out a kajillion dollars in school supplies this year. I'm going to rant here for a moment about teachers. Before you send me hate mail, please know that my husband was an elementary and middle school teacher for 13 years and STILL works in the school system. I also think that teachers are unsung heros and are WAY underpaid. However, with that being said, I wish I had kept the supply lists for each of my children and scanned them in here to show you. Every year the school supply list is getting more and more insane. Let's talk about the high schoolers for a moment and I'm not EVEN going to mention the $99.00 graphing calculators times 2 for twins. Cole needs a pack of 50 index cards that are SPIRAL bound EVERY TWO WEEKS. They both needed about 27.00 each in art supplies for fine art. I will be ecstatic if I get anything out of them remotely fine art-ish. I will crumble up a piece of that 13.00 sketch pad and eat it. They have MANY other odd little expensive items on their NEED list too(like 2 different types of colored pencils and 4 different colored highlighters) but I'll spare you. Peyton, who's over there in these photos. Needed basically a folder with brads in every color of the rainbow. (that's a wee exageration but not too much) Is it seriously going to be a catastrophe if she uses a blue folder for Math instead of yellow when there is a HUGE label on it that says MATH? She needed a bunch of glue sticks, pencil sharpener, lots of pencils, crayons in two sizes, colored pencils, etc and so on. Her's wasn't so bad compared to the twins.
All of this talk leads me to a NEW PEYTONISM. If you search Peytonism in my search engine when you are feeling a bit blue, it will surely lift your spirits. Here's the latest one...
Peyton came home from school yesterday a bit exasperated. She washed her grubby little hands and attacked the fridge and the pantry like a linebacker. She sat down to her snack and I asked how her day went. She shared a few tidbits and then said, "Mom, you REALLY NEED to get me some TRANSFORMERS!" The word Transformers coming out of this little ladies mouth is beyond shocking. Diva is this childs middle name. I'm not sure there is an 8 year old in existance with more estrogen. Of course I'm sure I looked at her like she sprouted a third eye and then I asked why on Earth would she want Transformers. She opened one of her zillion rainbow hued folders and pointed to the tears along the hole punches. Then it dawned on me that she wanted RE-INFORCERS.These photos were taken over the weekend. Little miss Diva poses herself.
About the SCENTSY. Ever since I was fortunate enough to WIN a plug in Scentsy from The Lettered Cottage , I've been in LOVE with the product. If you've ever read my profile, you might know I have a "thing" for good smelling THINGS! I've already ordered several Christmas presents because they make perfect gifts, even for YOURSELF! I'm having a party next week, so I hope my friends can make it! If anyone wants to check out the party, the online party is here!