I just couldn’t resist. A dear friend of mine forwarded this to me the other day and I simply had to share it.
For today’s Freaky Friday, you’ll have to click the “more” link. Please note this video might not be suitable for minors. Watch responsibly!
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Let’s get the weekend started on the right foot! I present to you, Freaky Friday and kick off this new trend with the following:
I found this originally at www.stevenhumor.com which apparently came from www.evilmilk.com. Check out the fortune at the top (which reads, if you’re experiencing the same difficulties I had initially: You have a charming way with words. Write a letter this week.)
Already I have a post scheduled to release next Friday with a great video I found, too! Be sure to bookmark and return.
I love shopping for school supplies. Hundreds of spiral notebooks, thousands of pens in every color imaginable. Gadgets for fastening, adhering, sealing, flying, pushing, pulling– Maybe I should stop there.
If you’re responsible for hiring at somewhere like Office Depot or Staples, you’d be wise not to process my application, I’d go out of my head being surrounded by all these yummy things day in and day out!
So when the kids are getting ready to go back to school, as much as I try to get them to give me very specific lists in an earnest attempt to curb my overwhelming need to take all those homeless items back with me, the kids don’t quite get the importance of being specific. And whose to blame them? The lists they come home with from their teachers seem to grow to a ridiculous size whenever the budgets go wonky.You can probably imagine just how crazy the lists are now, given how strapped the school’s resources are with the massive budget cuts.
This year my husband stepped in to save the day, offering to grab up what they needed provided they came up with a list. Did I happen to mention how they’re not very good at that? Yeah, I think a bit of my adoration for the stuff has rubbed off on them, too. You’d have thought they were writing out their wish list for a birthday or Christmas by the time they were done!
I thought it was way too much and began comparing what was on their list to the list their teachers had handed out and what I knew we had on hand. It went something like this:
Stuff on Teachers’ Lists
A Glimpse of Mom vs. Son Conversation
|Notebooks||Journals/Notebooks and/or Loose Leaf Paper||Notebooks, Loose Leaf Paper||“Mom, I am not going to take that Tinkerbell notebook into class!”|
|Scientific Calculator||Scientific Calculator||Scientific Calculator||“I haven’t seen it since Christmas last year.” -Z. Dude|
|Pencils – lots (Ry-guy)||Pencils and/or pens||Pencils, Pens, Crayons, Markers, Sharpies, pin to prick finger so you can write with your blood||“You keep stealing our pencils, Mom.”
Me: “I have straight pins if you prefer.”
|Graph paper||Graph paper for later in the first quarter||Rulers and lined paper for a fun, DIY project||“You can not be serious.” (If you’re envisioning a roll of the eyes at the end of that, you’ve nailed it!)|
|Locker Buddy stuff||Three scans later, nothing at all was said about locker “gear.”||Drawers full of fluffy pom-poms from a 2nd grade project, glue sticks, colored wooden popsicle sticks from a 4th grade science project, beads and string from some Christmas gift projects a couple of years ago, and much more.||“I’ll use my own good grade money you still haven’t coughed up and buy my own.”
Momzilla’s response: “Negatory, rubber ducky, that ‘good grade money’ was lost when the bad messy room didn’t become sparkling clean.”
They came back with notebooks, mechanical pencils complete with extra ‘lead’ and erasers, and I believe I saw two bright yellow highlighters. It was just the silly string that kept me from permanently assigning the hubby to the task next time.
But I might reconsider. I got these:
from their trip to the store.
Happy back-to-school supply shopping, y’all!