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.