Act 244

Skip the back to school sales hype

Back to school is exciting. Some kids are anxious to go. Some are anxious not to. Shame we have to mar every major event with a sales flyer from every major retailer in the weekend papers. But so it is.

I chose to skip the hype. The backpacks will do for another year. The lunches will go in brown paper bags. We have more clothes than we could ever need and I’ll wait for an after-back-to-school-because-we’re-clearing-stock-for-christmas sale for now.

So i’ve done no back to school shopping. The supplies are sourced at school and we pay a fee. Plus, what they really need for tomorrow (first day back), is a good night sleep, a healthy breakfast and some encouragement. That, I can always afford.