To do (buy) list, part 2

Following August, there are always a million more micro-expenditures, including
~ "Optional" school lunch programs, pizza / sushi / falafel / healthy lunch days, etc
~ "Optional" school expenses like student council, trip money, etc., where my child will be a pariah if we don't participate
~ Bus tickets because my child refuses to ride a bike
~ Bike locks to replace lost bike locks
Oh, there will be more; I promise, there will be many more expenses.
Elisheva emailed again with the wonderful, money-saving news that, in addition to the impractical Coach "butterfly shoes", her grandmother bought her... pens.  Pens??  The cheapest part of getting ready for school is PENS.
Pens?  Very nice.


More great reading