Forget what you may have heard about seventh grade. Eighth grade is the most glamorous year of middle school.
The color scheme is pink on pink, with glitter accents. The book bag is by Pink. The folders, notebooks and binders are pink. Do not even think about trying to slip in a blue one or a green one just because you have squirrelled away the unused ones from last year.
That is. So. Not. Acceptable.
from the Middle School archives: A Middle School Drama in Three Acts, Match.com Junior High, Uptick in Consumer Spending Linked to Joseph Balakovich's Bar Mitzvah
from the school supply archives: Market surges on reports of fifth-grader's school supply list
I can see I need to read their owner's manuals again, *sigh*.
Posted by: foolery | September 06, 2011 at 02:50 PM
Wait. There's an owner's manual? Next you're going to tell me there's a right way and a wrong way??
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | September 06, 2011 at 04:13 PM
Wow. I'm pretty sure I puked just a little bit there.
Can't stomach that much pink. Make. It. Stop.
Posted by: Forgotten | September 07, 2011 at 05:55 AM
Then you definitely don't want to know about the stripe she put in her hair using sugar-free Kool-Aid. She is all in on this one.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | September 07, 2011 at 07:02 AM
So what happens if the school supply list says she needs blue and green folders?
What then? Insubordination?
Posted by: Seriously Jess | September 07, 2011 at 08:32 PM
They didn't do that this year, which should have made the process so much easier, but instead left us subject to the much more exacting standards of 13-year-old girls.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | September 08, 2011 at 07:11 AM
It has not occurred to you to use the term "Middle School Barbie" at some point?
You're right, perhaps it's not worth the blowback.
Posted by: Sue | September 09, 2011 at 12:00 PM
A missed opportunity. But it will come around again...
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | September 09, 2011 at 05:39 PM
I am not getting my 99 cents worth here....
Posted by: nthnglsts | September 16, 2011 at 07:14 PM
You are probably just reading too quickly.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | September 18, 2011 at 12:01 PM