Yesterday was spent running around town, getting the items on our school supply lists.
I naively assumed I could pop into my neighborhood Target, spend a few minutes in the back to school area, and then be back home within the hour.
Instead I found a store that was sold out of all the standard supplies.
There were no glue sticks.
No six sided pencils.
No large pink erasers.
No composition notebooks.
There were even out of ziploc bags.
Tell me, how is that even possible?
The search continued at the next store, where we found A box of crayons.
As in one.
But they had pink erasers too, so that was exciting.
The next store had glue and pencils,
But had never heard of a 1st Grade Composition book.
Our quick little errand quickly turned into a nightmare,
A few hours,
And a drive thru lunch later,
We finally found the last item on our list.
The illustrious composition book.
And when I walked into the store,
There was an aisle of brown bags.
Separated by school name.
Because this store,
HAD PUT TOGETHER SCHOOL SUPPLY BAGS BY SCHOOL AND GRADE.
Which is to say,
That there was a bag,
That had everything on my list.
And I was insanely jealous of the mom,
That moseyed into the store,
Went right to her school’s section,
And grabbed a 1st grade bag.
And a 4th grade bag.
AND THEN SHE WAS DONE.
So I decided that next year,
I’m going there first.