Back To School Savings
With my 11 year old son, back to school shopping basically entails me running around grabbing a few new shirts and pairs of pants for him and if we are lucky he’ll grace us with his presence to pick out some new sneakers (although I have been informed the ones he has are ‘just fine’ and ‘finally the way I like them’).
Our son has more glasses than I did shoes when I was his age! He has a pair for sports, a pair for under helmets, a pair of sunglasses and 2 pairs of wire frames ( a replacement pair for a lost pair AND then the pair was found!).
Why so many? Well, we started adding to his eye wear collection as he got older (and grew) he also became more active – his sports activities ranged from karate to hockey and from BMX biking to skiing – and there didn’t appear to be any ‘silver bullet’ or one solution that would fit under every helmet and would or wouldn’t fog depending on the temperature. Finally it was time for contacts! He has been wearing contacts for a year now.
Just when I thought we were all set … he wants some new glasses! This time it is all about the look – cool hipster style frames!
The budget is a little tight this year and we were not prepared for another big ticket purchase – then I saw a back to school flyer for Walmart and their vision center specials – We had to check it out.