What are you spending for back to school shopping?

My son is entering kindergarten in less than two weeks.

*dramatic pause*

schoolWhile we keep him clothed and shoed (shoed?) with fairly nice threads already, my husband and I decided that our kid should have school clothes that stay clean and separate from his let’s-run-through-mud-and-catch-frogs clothes.

So, like any reasonable person I made a list and went shopping at a local discount outlet for pants, shirts, supplies, and a few doodads for good measure. The total cost? A whopping $350. And we still need to get shoes.

Am I doing this wrong? When did school stuff get so expensive?

So, I invite you, dear readers, to chime in with your dramatic price totals, shopping tips, and commentary.

Sarah Cottrell

About Sarah Cottrell

Maine-based writer Sarah Cottrell is the voice behind Housewife Plus at the Bangor Daily News and is a regular contributor to Disney’s Babble and Momtastic. She is a co-author in six books including I Still Just Want To Pee Alone from the New York Times Bestselling series. Sarah’s work has also been highlighted and featured by SELF Magazine, National Public Radio, Washington Post, and VICE Tonic.