Back To School In The USA
The other morning my dog was acting up more than he has all summer long, when he acts up I know something or someone is near by. It was the first day of school in my neighborhood, all the little rugrats were at the bus stops waiting to be picked up by the school bus. My dog loves kids, actually he reminds me of a kid himself even though he is grown up at 5 years old. This gave me the idea to write this article today, remembering how stressful shopping was for school clothes with my mom when I was a kid.
Why Mom’s Are Stressed Out
2016 it is estimated parents will spend 68.8 billion dollars for their children during the before school shopping season, in the USA this is the 2nd biggest spending time in the entire year right behind Christmas. It is also the 2nd highest stress time for mom’s, the majority of families in the USA the mom’s are the ones who experience the extreme stress of shopping with the kids for school supplies. No wonder shopping for school supplies was always such a stressful time when I was a kid, I did everything within my power to get out of going shopping for school. Gee whiz, my mom knew what sizes I wore and blue jeans and tee shirts would be just fine.
Needless to say mom always had an excuse why I had to go shopping for school clothes, she wanted me to try them on to be sure they fit. Why is it after the first day of school mothers purchase school clothes for you without you trying them on? You can not talk sensibly to a mother stressed out about going shopping for school clothes, you can not win so just give in and hope it gets over with as quickly as possible. Being a kid experiencing social anxiety this was a very crude punishment, the crowds of people freaked me out and I just wanted to get back home safe and sound.
Save Money Stress
Large Vicious Crowds Of People
Scared To Death
Taking Way Too Long At Too Many Stores In One Day
Why Are Mom’s So Picky
Are all mom’s so picky about buying school clothes, spending what seemed like hours at one rack of clothes my mom would go through every single piece of clothing in every rack. When she would ask me do you like this, before I could even answer it was either thrown in the cart or back on the rack. Maybe little girls are more picky about school clothes than little boys, but this seemed like a big waste of time running from store to store looking at clothes which all looked about the same to me. Spending my entire day shopping was not my kind of a good day, I had things to do and time was slipping away soon school would be starting any day. Then after mom did have the clothes she wanted me to have for school, guess what I had to try every single one of those clothes in that cart on. Seemed pretty dumb to me, all the clothes were the same size so if one fits why not them all?
Shopping Stress Less Strategies
All you school kids ought to thank me for writing this article about stressed out school shopping mom’s, hopefully your mom will read my stress less shopping strategies and you will be a much less stressed out kid. I really feel mom’s get so stressed out about shopping for school they often do get carried away, than maybe school clothes are more important to mom’s than us kids? My mom never did an inventory before running off to shop for school clothes, never made a list which seemed very odd to me. My mom always made a list when she went grocery shopping, so why not make a list for school shopping?
Shop At Off Peak Times (Less People )
Make A List Of Just Your Basic Needs
Doing Major Shopping After School Sales (Save Money)
Never Shop At The Malls
Comparison Shop Online So Not Dragging Kid To Every Store
Shop Online As Much As Possible
Start Early And Pace Out Your School Shopping
Add Some Fun To The Shopping Trip For The Kids Sake
What A Day
Going shopping with stressed out mom’s takes a whole lot out of us kids, mom seems happy and content now. She has her school clothes shopping done and is relaxing with her cup of caffeine to recover from her busy shopping day, mom’s really ought to learn relaxation and stress management skills. Why do mom’s take school shopping so serious, my mom shops pretty much everyday but the only time she really gets stressed out is when it is time to shop for school. After the first day of school I go back to wearing whatever I grab from my closet, it does not seem to matter all that much what I wear after the first day of the new school year.