Friday, January 14
We have uniforms, school bags, shoes, socks, lunchbox, drink bottle and even our pencil cases and school list sorted (well for the little girls, I went off Eloise's list for last year, I might need extra things for Eloise). I'm feeling quite organised for school and with almost 2 weeks to go for Eloise and a few days extra for Laura and Olivia it feels fantastic.
The only things left to purchase is new sneakers for everyone, and I guess I'll do that next week and then there's sports shirts and hats which I'm just waiting on the stock to arrive at the school uniform shop (which I run for the school so issue with that).
My latest little crafty exploit is making hairclips and bows. With three girls and a dangerous addiction to them I figured I better teach myself and stop buying them.
Last January I bought some gorgeous little bows on elastics that were so easy to use and looked fabulous but alas after we lost the first one, and then the second (where do they go? Same place as odd socks?) I couldn't find them anywhere so I went with ribbons and bows.
The problem with that is they are a lot more effort and a bit more maintenance too - they are played with and get grubby.
So this year - I have bought the supplies and I'm making a huge collection. If they are lost I can make more at a fraction of the cost and I save myself not only money but time in hunting them down and getting the girls (times three remember!) ready for school in the morning.
How are your school preparations going?
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