Today's Thursday's thirteen has to do with getting my daughter ready for school. She will be a junior this year at high school. She was a transfer student to the new state of the art high school, but because she didn't do well in one subject she's back to the old school that I and her dad graduated from.
You know school sucks when . . . .
- You have to buy new clothes that have to be on the okay'd list.
- You have to buy school supplies; ie paper, folders, backpack, because there is no way your teen is going to wear the same backpack, etc from last year.
- Getting a letter that our daughter either didn't turn in either; a. a text book, b. a library book, or c. a school item of some kind but they can't tell us which one that's for us to call the accounted to find out.
- You call and account isn't there for two weeks, or just every time we call with in business hours.
- Being told to be sure to register our daughter at school by the old(new) school, and being told by the new (old) school not until July 28th.
- We called again and we find out registration is August 6th for the juniors, which we did today. Phew!
- Then my husband finally got in touch with the accountant today, and had to do it face to face.
- He found out one of my daughter's teachers was sick at the end of the school year, and we don't owe $50. after all.
- Then the bad news is it's been so long since the end of the school year that we can't get her last grades that they were holding for the $50. dollars.
- Paying for gym clothes when the ones last year still fit, but there from the other high school.
- Writing a check way ahead of time for photo day, and praying you have the money in the bank by then.
- Finding out that the year book is $70.00 and you need to buy it right now or the price will go up.
- Realizing you just can't afford the $70.00 for the year book, on top of the new clothes, on top of the new school supplies and on top of everything your shelling out right now.