School Supplies for the Under-Two Set

August 3rd, 2012

School down here starts early.  Really early.  Our local K-12 is already in session.  Miss Mouse starts at her new school on the 15th and Buggie’s daycare (which insists on calling itself a school) begins on the 13th.  Thus it was that I queued up with half the world at the local Walmart yesterday to buy school supplies.

Ironically, they weren’t for my firstborn.  No, no.  It was Buggie who came home last week with a chirpy note from his new teacher and a school supply list tucked into his lunch bag.

Let us recall, shall we, that my son is not yet two years old.

And yet, a school supply list.  (As I mentioned, his day care may have a few delusions of grandeur.)  Some of the items on the list were standard daycare fare: crib sheet for nap time, change of clothes, diapers.  But The List also included:

  • A backpack (not a diaper bag)
  • 2 packages of copy paper
  • 1 package of construction paper
  • Finger paints
  • Play-doh
  • 1 box of crayons
  • Bubbles
  • And the ubiquitous box of Kleenex I remember from my own days of school supply lists


My goodness.

Daycare down here is really cheap.  I’m still wondering how they do it, but this experience gives at least a small sneak peek.  They’ve got the parents subsidizing the art cabinet.  (We are also asked to pay a mysterious $15 “classroom fee”.)

I don’t mind.  I’m happy to support the class in whatever way I can, and I happen to love buying school supplies.  And Buggie will look verra cute with his new dinosaur backpack.  There was just something about the seriousness with which the whole thing was presented that made me giggle.

2 responses to “School Supplies for the Under-Two Set”

  1. Papu says:

    Does he get to wear a dinosaur outfit on the first day, too? See like it would be appropriate :)

  2. […] Mouse didn’t have a school supply list (unlike Buggie).  The materials are provided.  She needed a crib sheet and blanket for nap time, a change of […]

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