Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's the End of the School Year. Will that be Debit or Credit?

I don't know about you guys but the end of the school year is killing me. I always forget all the little things that add up to about one car payment. I have approximately, let's see...1, 2, 5, know what? I've lost count of the stuff that already has been or still needs to be purchased or donated in the next two weeks so let's make us a list right now, shall we? It's gonna be all kinds of super fun I JUST KNOW IT!

  1. 8th grade class panorama picture $20.00
  2. 8th grade Disneyland graduation trip $80.00
  3. 8th grade awards/bbq $24bottles of water to donate$
  4. 4th grade Gold Rush Days $An afternoon of my time plus 20 bags of popcorn$
  5. 4th grade school play $cowboy hat and vest and maybe a mustache$
  6. 1st grade Wizard of Oz play $pink tights and leotard that of course we don't already possess and pink ballet slippers that of course no longer fit my daughter because she's been taking hip hop and hasn't taken a ballet class since last June$
  7. Totally not related to the school in any way but the end of softball season is also upon us so $donate cash for team party and also for coach's gift$
  8. Girl-Child's dance recital, also not related to school but had to purchase $tickets so that we can attend you know$
  9. Plus $her costume$
  10. And of course she needs black shoes for it. DAMMIT.
  11. Klsjfojdosfosfbw.........
Tootsie apologizes for cutting it short but she realized she'll probably have to get a job to cover all of the above since she can't offer her next born as payment since that well was capped years ago.


smalltownmom said...

I'm not even counting. I know I paid for graduation donation, tuxedo, CJSF field trip, 8th grade Magic Mountain field trip, music program donation, and that doesn't even count the summer stuff which included $430 for shots so he could go on a $$$$ trip....and I could go on and on.

So am still I making cupcakes for the school carnival?

JCK said...

I know it! It's amazing how all of these amounts add up. Craziness.

Anonymous said...

PayLess Shoes sells ballet slippers! And you might find a pair of black shoes there on clearance for about $8. That might save you a bit.

I'm glad I haven't hit school age yet. Ugh.

Hula Girl at Heart said...

We have to have senior pictures made this summer. I'm thinking of taking out a home equity loan for it. Or selling grandma's china. Sheesh.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I just tallied our May and I BUSTED the budget. Yipes!

Saucy said...

Gifts for teachers. Enough said.

yogurt said...

Between the outlay of cash and all the end-of-school-year programs, which means missing work, I'm going to need to dip into my 401K.

Diane J. said...

I had this rant last year. My poor husband hid from me for weeks. What sent me over the edge was the forced fundraising. Serioulsy, the football team that my twins were on, said you either sell 10 of these nasty bread things or opt at $40 (per kid). I asked what happened if we didn't meet the quota and didn't pay the fee, the kids get side-lined. Right! So I pay $300 for both boys to play, buy all the fricking extras (cleats, team sweatshirt, etc..) and still have to fork over more money. Those were the most expensive 3 months of my children's lives. More so than their NICU bill. ARGH! Guess what they didn't play this year?

Stu said...

I'm going to make my kids skip the 8th grade entirely so I don't have to deal with any of the 'graduation' stuff.

Thanks for stimulating the economy.

Sue @ Laundry for Six said...

I wish we lived near each other. I had to buy a 6th grade cowboy/school play outfit. And then colored shirts for 3 different kids for two different color related activities... where NONE of the colors overlapped. Then I had to dress one kid like Clara Barton, one kid like someone from Russia and one kid like someone from Italy. (Is it bad that for those last 2, I sent them to school in white t-shirts that said "I'm from Russia!" "I'm from Italy!" Because, dude, I'm from the USA and our economy sucks!

JoeinVegas said...

Any different than beginning of school year?