Monday, September 3, 2012

Yep. I'm THAT Mom.

Okay, so. I was just looking at my FB feed and I saw where my friend Marti posted the harrowing total she shelled out for school supplies for her 2 kids.  In the comment section, someone mentioned all the "Community" supplies you have to buy these days.  Wipes, I get. Kleenex, I get. Germ-X I will supply for the classroom by the GALLON.  The classroom is gonna go through those in no time flat and they're not cheap.  I'll happily send some around the first of the year just to help teachers replenish. God knows they have to buy enough crap for their classrooms out of their own pockets.  I have no problem helping with those expenses.

Having said that, when you ask me to buy 3 blue pocket folders, 3 red pocket folders, and 3 purple pocket folders and NOT put my kids mane on ANY of them??  I'm just gonna have to ignore your request, take my fattie Sharpie marker, and write TB's name right smack in the MIDDLE of every damn folder. I write it in the middle so the teacher can't cover his name with a label with some other kids name.  I'm sorry, but I bought my kid the GOOD, will-hold-up-all-year-a-dollar-a-pop folders. Why in the HELL would I want to send those to school just so they can go in the "Community" pile so some other kid can walk around with them and my kid can come home with the fall-apart-in-a-week-bought-for-a-quarter folders??  Not gonna happen.  Sorry Teachers.  I bought the awesome folders. My kid's gonna GET the awesome folders.

I'll buy some Ziploc bags to make up for it. M'kay??

11 comments:

  1. ahhh yes - then you can start buying various sizes of little brown uniforms and teaching them to Goose Step like good little nazi-trainees.
    You KEEP those fancy school supplies! You bought 'em they are yours.
    xxoo
    Julie U

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  2. I LoVe this!!! :) Even though I plan on being a teacher one day, I am also gonna be THAT mom. I get it ;)

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    1. I think there are some supplies that can be communal and some that can't. Like my teacher friend Missy said, after 14 years of teaching, she can pretty much guess how much she's gonna need and how long it's gonna last.

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  3. I AM WITH YOU = somethings you can share but general school supplies each child should get to keep!

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    1. The thing is, I'd happily DONATE stuff to the classroom if asked. Probably better than what they'd usually get. Having said that, my kid's stuff goes to MY KID.

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  4. This was a good reminder to NEVER mess with you.

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    1. I've got a Sharpie and I'm NOT afraid to use it!!

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  5. haha! I love this! My kids' school got smart this year and they are making us pay $35, and they are doling out their supplies to our children. So now all the kids get the cheap-ass folders.

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    1. We did that when the kids went to private school and the public school they went to when we first moved to our town. Since we moved to our current house though, we've been in charge of all the school supplies. I buy the good stuff, my kid keeps the good stuff. End of story.

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  6. I totally agree your kid should get the "good" folders if they are just randomly passed out. Having said that, as a teacher I grab all the half used/barely used notebooks and binders at the end of the school year to give to kids who need them and it is ultra embarrassing/not cool when they have huge blocked out sharpie lines or someone else's name on the folders or binders - so keep in mind that could be part of the reason to avoid writing on them.

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