The school summer holidays near an end and so starts the restock before the children all return to school. Crisp new uniform, shiny new shoes, pencil cases full to the brim and the spanking new school bag and lunch box.
Every year I make sure they have everything they want and need, at as you can all imagine a hefty cost.
So this year to the absolute horror of number three I only bought what was really needed, even the school bags and lunch boxes. I was looked at like I had dropped off another planet!! “What Mum we have to have a new bag and lunch box, everyone does”.
The guilt set in and her little face was pulling on my heat strings. I then looked over at her perfectly good satchel and lunch box that had only been bought a few month before the end of school term due to her losing the last one and held firm.
Freeing up some money that would normally have been spent on replacing unnecessary items left us able to enjoy a few more treats over the holidays which I know they will remember a lot more then new uniform.
School has been back in full swing now and there has not been a mention at all about her uniform and I have a few more pennies on my pocket.