When I Found Out My Kid Had Drawn Butt Cheeks on a Boy’s Hand

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You know when it’s coming: your child will bring home many, many colorful order forms the days preceding the event, showcasing all the goods that are about the explode in your child’s school library. The only time of year children can convince their parents to buy expensive character erasers because the money goes to “help the school.”

That’s right, moms and dads: I am talking about the Scholastic Book Fair.

I was hesitant at best to give my six year old son any amount of cash for said book fair. He comes home weekly with wadded up test papers, multiple sweaters and coats, books that I am uncertain even belong to him, all at the bottom of his backpack. There is also a large, white quartz rock of unknown origin that rests in the bottom of it. So, when I forked over dollar bills to my highly responsible, could run her own business nine year old daughter without thought, the six year old was immediately defensive. “There’s something I NEED to buy, Mom!” he begged. I relented, we gave in, and ten dollars went in the case of his glasses, which, by a sheer miracle, he has yet to lose…. (read more about what happened with the book fair dollars by clicking (here) and finishing the post over at Knoxville Moms Blog. Share with a friend!)

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