Monday, July 21, 2008

No more safety scissors for me!

Today in Office Depot I had a wonderful revelation: I don't have to buy safety scissors anymore! We have about 82 pairs scattered all over the house, but even better than that: My kids don't really need them any more. They can use real scissors.

Some of you are saying "aawww, you're going to miss those safety scissors days!" Maybe, but I don't care right now. I love watching them get older, wiser, more independent.

So it's back to school time in the stores! Retail fall! We have been having some exciting times watching the ads for the best prices on composition books, binder paper, all that fun stuff. I adore school supplies and so does my girl. Of course we are attracted to all the beautiful, colorful notebooks and such but we still buy the cheap ones. I always pretend to myself that I'd do my filing if only I had lovely file folders instead of plain manila. But I can't bring myself to spend the cash. Even when I had more cash I couldn't do it. I have my frugal mother to thank for that.

Of course my frugal mother would tell me not to try to save money by driving all over town. It's not a bargain if it costs $4 to drive there, right? (I'm sure my mother would never have dreamed of $4 a gallon gas.) So we don't go out of our way. Even for 15 cent packs of binder paper!


Mrs. Darling said...

We heavent done any school shopping yet. I really need to. Reading about everyone elses school shopping makes me itch to go.
Yep with the price of gas now ya think twice before running across town to save a penny!

Sheryl said...

I know just how you feel about the scissors. I felt that way when I was able to get all of the sippie cups and other plastic cups gone from my cupboards.

No more plastic, it's glass for us now, baby!!! ;-)

Have fun school shopping (sniff a new box of crayons for me, huh?)

Birdie said...

I haven't yet done much in the way of school shopping. The truth is, we don't need much! I'm thinking that I'm going to be focusing entirely on pencils, glue and paper this year.