I asked a few of my mom friends for advice on shopping for my son’s school year. Since this is our first year of school I wanted to be prepared for Kindergarten. I knew my mom friends would give me some thoughts on how to shop and what to shop for I especially wanted to know what I should NOT buy or waste my money on.
I am happy I asked because many things were brought to my attention. From school clothes to shoes to supplies to backpacks it was all a bit overwhelming. That’s probably only because I am trying to prepare myself for his first day of Kindergarten. Nonetheless, all their input was definitely taking into consideration and I am happy with the information shared with me.
This is what my mom friends had to say about what I should NOT buy my child for Kindergarten:
There seems to be a trend, don’t you think? Don’t over buy and don’t go all out. I think I’ll just get essentials for our home and wait for list the teacher may send home. I think I’ll hold on getting a new backpack too. Right now we have our traveling backpack if that doesn’t do I’m OK with a folder being sent home with homework. I can’t imagine spending a lot of money on something that could potentially be lost or damaged.
Have something to add to our DO NOT buy list? Let us know.
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