Over the years, my parents have probably spent roughly $10,000 more than they needed to due to my compulsive back-to-school shopping. From obsessing over what kind of lead went into my mechanical pencil (.7 NOT .5!) to an extremely specific denim jacket, I forced my folks into purchasing all in the name of back to school shopping necessities. Do any of these lil fibs sound familiar to you?
Looking for School Supplies
She said: Hm no, I didn’t get any folders. They, um, didn’t have the right kind. I can’t go back to school with the wrong kind, obviously.
She meant: They only had ones with stupid footballs on them and I’m holding out for One Direction folders. I really can’t get through AP English without Harry Styles.
She said: Uh yes I need this $20 pencil box from Sanrio. I mean, you want me to stay organized, don’t you?
She meant: With 10 compartments that shoot out in different directions, I’ll look back years from now and realize that this was the genesis of my obsessive compulsive disorder.
She said: I can’t use my graphing calculator from last year, Mom. I need the new version.
She meant: I do not. But the one I have has a Gryffindor sticker on it that I can’t get off and I’m, like, so over that.
Getting New Clothes
She said: Why of course I’ll get the knee-length uniform skirt, Daddy. Rules are rules, you know!
She meant: I’ve been learning how to sew so I can take up the hem three inches.
She said: Too many headbands?! Mom, is there such a thing?
She meant: I will never become the Blair Waldorf of my school without a plethora of headbands and tights. It just won’t be possible.
She said: Oh I’ll for sure wear this faux-fur coat that costs $300. It’ll be perfect all year ‘round!
She meant: Well it might be, but I’ll never know because after Scott Marshall calls me a yak on the first day of school, I’ll never wear it again.
Have you already started your back to school shopping? What’s the number one back to school item that you’ve gotta have? Tell us all about it in the comments!