When I was a kid, I love school shopping. My mom always took my sister and I to Nordstrom during the anniversary sale and would buy us new shoes and clothes. I also loved buying school supplies – new notebooks, binders, backpacks, lunch boxes – you name it, I loved it. I still love buying anything supply-like.
So today, after going to get a new work ID badge with my new last name, I decided to head to WalMart since I was already out. It wasn’t terribly convenient – there’s no WalMart in Irvine at all (I honestly think the city doesn’t allow it) so I had to drive even further in Santa Ana than just the district office. But it was worth it for all the stuff I got.
- 5 packages with 3 gluesticks each
- 6 boxes with 24 crayons each
- 10 boxes with 10 markers each
- 7 boxes with 12 colored pencils each
- 4 wite-out tapes
- colored pens for grading
- box of regular pencils
- hand sanitizer (because kids are germs)
- 3 storage boxes for all this stuff
I also got witch hazel and rubbing alcohol (not pictured) because we were out.
Guess how much I paid for all this stuff. No really, guess.
I’m not kidding. This is why I love WalMart sometimes. The markers were only 50 cents a box, the crayons and glue 25 cents, the colored pencils $1 each. The wite-out was about $5, my pens were about $3, the box of pencils $1, hand sanitizer less than $2, and the storage boxes were $1 each.
When I got home, I was already hungry for lunch. I had a banana and a sandwich thin with peanut butter and chocolate chips. I also may or may not have nibbled on several chocolate chips and some extra peanut butter while making it. I was literally a little shaky so I definitely needed FOOD.
Mmm. I’ve missed this combo lately. Am I gluttonous with chocolate chips? Yep.
Off to read and maybe work on some school stuff before dropping my sister off at the OC Fair. Key word is maybe. 🙂