It feels like I have been sitting on my hands for most of the summer, waiting for the Official School Supply List. I have been waiting all summer, and it finally came on Saturday. One week before school. Apparently our school district thinks one week is PLENTY of time to come up with all this stuff.
I beg to differ.
The reason I am sitting on my computer instead of out frantically buying all this stuff is because I have things outside-of-school to do! A plumber is scheduled to come between 8am and 12pm, and of course he isn't going to come closer to 8am, when it would be convenient. I am just waiting around, flitting away the most of the productive part of the day. The plumber will most likely show up at 12, right as I'm trying to feed everyone lunch and shuffle them off to naps. NOT CONVENIENT, plumber!
Color me frustrated.
I am constantly being reminded that twins mean buying two of everything. Kindergarten supplies is no different. Looking at the list and seeing "5 large gluesticks" seems like no big deal until you double that to "TEN large gluesticks." That is... a lot of gluesticks. 3 erasers? Try SIX erasers.
While I'm sure all this stuff isn't exactly "costly," it is more "bulky." So all you people that tell me "I've always wanted twins!" STOP IT.
(not that the twins aren't lovely and wonderful- cause they are)
Thinking about how wonderful Kindergarten time will be, I'm always conflicted because the twins are not really the problem. It is the two year old. I would probably keep the girls home if I could drop the baby off for a few hours each day.
... scratch that: I want to drop all of them off for a couple hours each day. I AM GREEDY.
The uber-busy toddler is really... into everything and wandering everywhere. Three years from now, things are going to be SO EASY, right? Other Moms with kids in full time school tell me no, but I kinda don't believe them.