Noah doesn’t really need school supplies in the traditional sense. He doesn’t need to bring his own pencils or crayons - his school has special ones he uses. He doesn’t need a dozen folders and notebooks or book covers. He doesn’t use a lunch box - packing a sandwich and chips for him just doesn’t would work…..
Our Wal-Mart has this huge display in the store this time of the year that has all the different grades and schools listed and then there perspective list of needed items. Of course, Noah’s school isn’t on the list and doesn’t have a hand out.
I guess I should be grateful for not having an added expense when raising a special needs child usually costs more than a typical child. But, I remember how fun school supply shopping was when I was child. It was something we looked forward to and Mom took us out and we bought everything we needed. How the clean new folers and notebooks were symbols of a new year, a fresh start. I see the other Moms at Wal-Mart with their children and buggies full of notebooks, folders, pencils, etc and I am a little sad that it’s just one of the little things we don’t do like everyone else