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MamaJD: The School Supply List from Hell

The school supply lists have hit the stores. The stores are nice enough to download and print your child’s school supply list and place it conveniently in the aisles. This is my first year picking up school supplies. I was excited until I realized the potential ramifications of choosing the “right” kind of items. What I don’t understand is why the stores can’t read these lists before setting up their sales. Can’t they see that I don’t need a 4 oz. bottle of glue? My list says I need one 8 oz. bottle with an Orange Top, not blue, red, yellow or white. The store then placed the 4 ouncers (not what I need) on sale - 88 cents a piece. The 8 ouncer is $2.64. In addition to that, my list states Doodha needs a 10 pack of fat markers. I assume the school district means Crayola. The store, however, has a 12 pack and an 8 pack on sale - there is not a 10 pack in sight. I contemplated buying the 12 pack but wondered which two colors I should remove. This is my first time in this particular rodeo — MamaJD.

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Related: BrodH20’s close encounter with a school supply list here

Input: Being a teacher, just let me say sorry. I completely understand since I have to buy school supplies for two this year. But there really are reasons for specifics. The glue with the orange lid is better and 8 oz. is just right after they eat 4 oz. And always buy Crayola crayons and markers. They are the only ones that last the whole year without breaking or going dry. Good luck! — Jen/A Butterfly Moment.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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