Well, it is book fair time at school...our DS is in K and today his class went to visit the bookfair set up at the school. When we had first gotten the notice the other week I was planning on going with DS on family night and let him pick out a book or two (you know, let him spend about $10). well....today he came home with a list of "books I'd like to add to my home collection". I guess they have helpers that help each child write down what books they like and DS list comes to about $60 worth of stuff (not just books either, I guess the book fair now sells toys, games and posters). And he had it in his head that he was going to be able to buy this list of stuff. Now he is upset with us because we are trying to explain to him that he will only be able to get a few things. His B-day is in a month, X-mas is in 2 months...not to mention that he has tons of books and most we are able to pick up at yardsales, flea markets and auctions for next to nothing and now the school is shoving this down our throats. I hate to sound cheap but most of the books he likes (The Berenstain Bears...stuff like that) we find all the time at yardsales for a quarter (rather than $5 a pop). I'm new at this but I guess this is all part of having a child in school. This is always just a bad time of the year for us cash wise and now we have all the school stuff they expect us to buy and sell. I guess I just don't like how they do this one, letting the kids make these bigs lists of things and getting their hopes up that they will get all that is on the list. I guess I'm finished, just had to vent to someone.