I have now been at the stationary store four (!) days in a row. Thankfully it's right down the block, but still, I really wish the teachers would get their act together and get everything onto the master list we're sent over the summer.
1. 3 more small Hebrew notebooks
2. 2 more math notebooks (graph paper)
3. a package of pastels
4. a "book stand" (for holding books upright while they read. Why exactly do they need this?)
5. A different kind of small pencil sharpener - this teacher doesn't like the one they had to use last year
6. an activity book for when the child finishes their assignments early (used a dot-to-dot book we already had for this one)
7. yet another notebook - this time a large spiral one
8. a special notebook for penmanship
9. a book to read at their desk (needed a new one he hadn't read already, and our stash of Hebrew books is woefully limited, I prefer to buy English books he won't get otherwise)
10. and still another notebook - this one for musical notation
11. clear plastic covers for workbooks - this one wasn't mentioned at first and I was hoping to get away without it this year. Drat.
12. some other notebook, I don't even remember which subject that one was for, but the cover had to be pink (I didn't find pink and used purple instead. Sue me.)
13. A pocket dictionary which required FOUR separate trips to the store just for that! They originally mistakenly asked for a full-size dictionary, which I bought. By the time the school realized its mistake (after school had already started!) I'd already written Itai's name in it and so couldn't return it. The store then didn't have the correct version because it hadn't been ordered in time, and so kept getting deliveries in drips and drabs. It took four tries before I managed to get one. That one will remain at school and the big one at home (and with my atrocious Hebrew spelling god knows I need it), so at least it's not a complete waste.
And while you're out doing the Thursday Thirteen rounds today, take a moment to remember all those who lost their lives on that terrible day seven years ago.