I went to Target today to finish my back-to-school shop-aganza. Normally I spend about $100 – $125 monthly for our household stuff. I’m no longer buying $25 packs of diapers and A&D ointment, so there’s some savings. I’m a VIP shopper at Target *in my mind* so I am send coupons each month that I try to use before they expire. Today I had so much stuff I needed to use 2 carts! I spent $165 *that’s with $11 in coupons and 5% discount for using my Target Visa* and I didn’t even get our normal household junk. I stocked up on juice, fruit snacks and items for Liv’s earthquake kit. I didn’t find any cheap shoes *I was nauseated when I walked in the kid’s shoe aisle, they only have pink sequin and glitter shoes and I don’t think that would work in an emergency. So she’ll be rocking her black Converse until she grows out of them *I give it a month*. The big project is labeling everything.
We bought iron-on paper, which is working out pretty well, except her backpack, lunch bag and thermos which isn’t working. I don’t want to use a Sharpie on her nice, new stuff, so I’m going to attempt to make felt labels and stickers for the plastic things. I also have to label all her shoes but dude, what if I wanted to resale her shoes in the future? Lame! I have to figure out how to label them temporarily *I’m thinking of sewing a label on the tongue that I can cut off later* I don’t think it’s registered with Liv that we won’t be staying with her tomorrow. She is all about going to school but I am concerned about her potty-time. You see, she takes her underwear off along with every stitch of clothing when she goes potty. I really hope my kid doesn’t give everyone a show tomorrow. She also hasn’t mastered wiping herself yet. She’s good on #1 but needs assistance for #2. I really wish there was a camera in the classroom so I could spy on her. My friend Story sends her dog to doggycare and she watches what she does on a camera *which is typically jumping in the dog pool* Lunch is all ready to go…PB&J, veggie chips, raw almonds, fresh blackberries, Babybel cheese and V8 fruit juice.
|“Olivia, Happy Happy 1st day of school. Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you. Meet new friends and be polite. Enjoy your yummy lunch. Kisses, Mummy & Daddy”|
So now I’m crybaby. I have her 1st day outfit all ready so I hope it doesn’t rain. Nightys!