Even though we're only a couple of weeks into the new school year, I have already been reminded of why having a school aged child drives me nuts sometimes.
I went to WalMart on Tuesday to pick up Sissy's new swing and also do my regular weekly grocery shopping.
On Tuesday evening, the battery in one of our smoke detectors started dying. The detector takes a 9 volt battery - which is one size I don't often keep on hand. Of course.
Then, later that evening, Buddy tells me that I'm supposed to provide snacks on Friday for the 5th grade. Okay.
I called a friend of mine who had an older son and asked about this snack thing and asked what was expected. She gave me some ideas and I went off to the store.
I decided to buy a big bag of the variety chips, since there are only 15 kids in the class and 24 bags of chips, I reasoned that gave each child a bag o' chips and a few left over for later (those chips have a half life, ya know?)
I hold them up and tell Buddy, "I picked up your snacks." He says, "She (the teacher) already has those in the class."
No big deal - they're the same variety pack I buy to stick in the Evil Twin's lunch every day, so I know we'll use them.
But, I have to make another trip to the store today. That's every day for three days straight I'm having to run to the store.
Since Buddy won't need to take it until Friday morning, I think I'll wait until the Evil Twin gets home from work this afternoon so I can just pop by Kroger by myself. Might as well pick up another four 12 packs of Cokes while they're on sale... (the Evil Twin only likes the brand name Coke and I only buy it when it's marked down - that crap is expensive!). LOL.