Back to school shopping experiences...

@miamilady (4924)
United States
August 9, 2007 4:53pm CST
I've very lucky this year. Back to school shoppping hasn't been too bad. We were out of town last week. This week was time to get ready for "back to school". That has been my focus all week. It hasn't been bad. We've been doing things at a fairly leasurely pace. The kids haven't been to unbearable out in public. Okay we had a few moments, but nothing compared to when they were younger. One is 14 (almost 15) and starting highschool. The other is 11 (almost 12) and going into middle school. If feels like a big milestone for me. I do remember when they were younger, back to school shopping was a nightmare. I'd go out with the two of them. They would both want to go in different directions. I had to have they try on the clothes. Whichever one wasn't being focused on was bored and whining and trying to rush me to get home. When my daughter was younger, she had an issue with socks...and shoes. I was confinced that she had OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). She could not find a pair of socks that felt comfortable to her. She had the same problem with shoes. I always dreaded shoe shopping with her. Thank God, they do grow up. This is why I've learned the saying "this to shall pass". I will miss some of the things that we experienced when they were little, but there are some things that I truly won't miss. How has your back to school shopping experience been this year?
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
10 Aug 07
i have never really had that problem. i would telll them what i was going to spend and then that was it. i never fought with them on what to get and what not to get. they new that if they got something that would eat up their budget well then that was on them. i could not even imagine my children talking back to me.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
10 Aug 07
Wow. You're children NEVER talk back to you? How do you manage that?
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
10 Aug 07
LOL! well a few ways. I mean what i say and say what i mean. if i say you get ten bucks and the shirt is 10.99 you are not getting it. I love and laugh with them, but i am never ever their friend. there is just a respect level and a line that i have taught them they are not allowed to cross. and they know that if you do try and cross that line, momma is will wipe your A$$!! LOL and i got big boys 17 and 12. and then my baby girl who is only two. but she just get's the look and knows enough is enough.
• United States
12 Aug 07
I am a VERY picky shopper! It has worn off on my 14 year old daughter, dam* it! She tops the cake. The coolest stuff, she doesn't like for some reason. She has an issue with jeans. If they don't touch the back of her legs, she will not get them! Problem is she has the skinniest legs! I am going to pray before we go shopping this year!
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
12 Aug 07
lol Good luck!
@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
18 Sep 07
Luckily when you get to college, all you really need to do is buy note books, pens and pencils and make sure your calculator works. The only bad part is the books. But I buy all mine online, instead of 750 at the college, I paid 245 online. That was amazing.
@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
11 Aug 07
My sons wear a unifor to school, so the only hassle is finding out if they need new sizes or if something needs to be replaced, or if I can try to salvage anything from the year before.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Aug 07
I will Find out Wewd. Have to take Grandson and his mom to the base. He is going to have to wear cetain clothes for his first school so it shouldnt be to hard.
@maehan (1445)
• United States
9 Aug 07
My sons will be returning to school on August 27 and I YET to start the shopping. But, I have the shopping list ready. I have to get more socks as it get worn off easily. I need to buy them shoes, T-Shirts and jeans/bermuda. Oh yes, they told me they need a windbreaker. That's about it. This is my first time getting all this stuff as previously my parent have help to take care of.
9 Aug 07
Thankfully it has not been too bad this year although I have had to put off the shoe shopping as I would not be able to control my 3yr old while the other 2 try on shoes. I have got loads of uniforms already so it is really just the shoe thing really. Last year was terrible as I found some great shoes really cheap in a shop so decided tocheck them out as it would be my youngest daughter's first year at school. But because she was still only 4 and quite petite the smallest size was way too big and only just fitted my other daughter. She was not impressed at her sister getting shoes until I convinced her we would go straight to another shop so left baby and daughter to pay with OH. Normally she was really happy to accept my choice of shoe but this time she wanted shiny patent with chunky heels - basically anything except nice sensible shoes. I finally managed to convince her to have nice shoes because they had lights that flash when you walk. Guess it will be more fun next year when my youngest starts and he is a boy it means getting a whole new uniform.