Back-to-School Shopping!

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Back-to-School Shopping!
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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 1:33pm

Hard to believe but my boys will be back in school in 18 days (not that I'm counting *blush*).

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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr Seuss

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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 3:54pm
With regards to the school supply list, I am getting tired of some of the requests. For example, both twins were asked to bring in 2 boxes of crayons. Connor didn't even use his last year, so he's taking in the one he brought home and I'm only sending in one box for each. I figure I can buy more later on if it's needed.

With clothes, I don't really do specific back to school shopping. I like to hit the sales though and might stock up on some of the things they need. Most of their clothes they wear year around where we live, so usually shop all year. I usually use Christmas and their birthdays to get some of it. Only two of them will need new shoes since I had to buy the other two new ones at the beginning of summer.

No new backpacks or lunch pails this year. Devin just got a new one last year that should last him through most of high school. I'm trying to hold off on a new one for the twins until next year when they go to middle school. Their current ones work just fine, since they are normally only taking their lunch and maybe a folder. They are using the same backpacks and boxes I bought for them at Children's Place 4 years ago :)

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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 4:54pm
I wanted to add that I do want to buy a couple of thermoses for lunch. I've never really done them before but would like to try it out.

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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 11:58am
We use a thermos almost daily! So much so that ours are in a bit of shabby shape so I'll be searching for a few new ones. We bought backpacks and lunchboxes at the Children's Place a few years back and they are just in perfect condition still. It is so nice to buy something that lasts for a change! That doesn't happen that often these days. :)
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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr Seuss

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Mon, 08-08-2011 - 2:16pm
No it doesn't :)

Where do you find good thermoses at? I was going to look at Target to see what they have, although the ones I've seen already weren't that big. Could barely hold enough for a meal. What size do you think works best?

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