It's back-to-school time. Let's warm up with an anatomy fact:
"If you removed all the arteries, veins, and capillaries from a person's body, and tied them end-to-end...the person will die." ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
I'm looking at this list I just printed off and am already picking out the items I will ignore in my silent revolt. When I was a noob at this, I would just buy everything on the lists. When I got sick of that, I started writing checks to EduKit. Once both Chaco and Wolfgang were in high school, I got back into the hunt for Meego's stuff.
It doesn't look too bad. I know I've got some of this stuff in my stash of misfit school supplies. I refuse to buy the seemingly 3-year supply of pencils along with the handheld pencil sharpener. An entire package of red pens? I think not.
So it shouldn't be too bad. Just out of curiosity, I went to the EduKit site to see what the going rate is for the middle school's 7th grade kit. It's $61 plus a $21 Spanish kit for El Meego. I'm pretty sure I can beat that.
Wolfgang has a summer job working for EduKit. He's been full-timely sorting and stuffing school supply boxes. Not a bad way for a teen to make a gob of money over summer. Hmmm... employee discount? Or maybe a few Meego middle school 7th grade kits just lying around? Who would notice just one?
Okay, in lieu of advocating workplace theft, I guess we'll go out and brave the pillaging hordes.