Why is Preparing for Preschool So Damn Expensive?

I think this is the part where having kids starts to get expensive.

You see, it’s not that expensive in the first couple of years of life, IMO. Diapers and clothing, you can find on sale. Same goes with toys and honestly, babies and toddlers don’t need that much. Shoes, that’s where they get you because kids are constantly growing and at a rapid rate.

When they start school, however…that’s when that money gets tight.

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Major Key. 

I already spoke about updating Bear’s attire (click here for a refresher), so let’s talk about his school supplies.

So, we finally purchased Bear his bento box and backpack. We also purchased diaper supplies for school and new shoes.

Grand total so far: $150 and some change.

Let’s take a closer look at where our new car fund money has gone:

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I decided on this bento box because I felt it had the best compartments for a toddler. Something big enough for a sandwich, something small enough for cheese, crackers, and maybe a small sweet treat. To purchase, click here.

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The bento box was a bit bigger than I thought it would be so I needed a lunchbox that would accommodate that, a juice box, and possibly a water bottle. Bear loves all things fire engine, trains, and planes, so we both felt this was perfect for him. To purchase, click here.

 

Payless Shoe Source had an amazing sale this weekend. We’ve meant to get Bear some Thomas the Train shoes for a while so when we found these, we picked up a pair. On sale for $17.99.

It’s still pretty hot in L.A. so Bear needed some sandals. On sale for $14.99.

Speaking of Bear’s school, look what we had to fill out for his registration:

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Yeah. All of that. For preschool. It didn’t take long to fill out but wow, it was a lot of paperwork.

So, we’re a little over 24 hours away from seeing Bear off to preschool. I’ll update with first day of school pics and reaction.

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If I Could Turn Back The Hands of Time

By the way, I really don’t like that song but damnit, it’s catchy! (And yoooo….Cher was a bad bitch back in the day!)

I apologize for the lack of posts. I haven’t been on vacation, nor have I been unusually busy. I’ll be honest – I’ve been lazy. Queen Lazy. Lazy rules everything around me, lazy. Mayor of Lazyville.

But I’m back and with news…are you ready?

Are you sure you’re ready?

Really ready?

Bear…is entering preschool starting next month. 

Yeah. Where has the time gone?

He was this, remember?

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And he’s this…

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Crazy. He’ll be 3 later this year.

I have mixed emotions like any parent. Sad that my baby is no longer a baby but a little boy (I call him my little man). Excited that now he can be around other kids his age for a good portion during the week and learn more. The preschool we chose also assists with potty training, which is a bonus since Bear isn’t quite ready for it. I’m sure the first set of undies I do buy for him are somehow Thomas the Train-related.

But yeah…I’m a bit in my emotions now. I’m actually supposed to go to the preschool today and pick up a scholarship application to see if we qualify for Bear to have one (Childcare, y’all…is quite expensive).

I’ll definitely keep you posted on how everything goes.

I’m okay.

I think.

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