And now, bonus, a fair amount of unsavory shopping is involved.
Have you seen one of these supply lists the PS give out to parents to equip the kids? It's wound on a talmudic scroll, I swear it is so long. I didn't buy this much stuff to outfit my first apartment, but apparently outfitting for life in a public Kindergarten classroom is much getting ready to head out to sea with pirates or live for a multi-seasonal stint in the backwaters of the BWCA.
When I went to Kindergarten, I was set on the curb, pointed in the general direction of the school, and told, "See you around lunchtime!" The rest was provided.
Among other things, Toe will need:
--vaccines, birth certificate, well-child exam report, social security card, proof of address, emergecy contact info (sure)
--crayons, pencils, erasers, paints, brushes, schoolbox, index cards, markers, glue sticks, liquid glue, glitter (okay, seems like kind of a lot, but normal)
--Kleenex (2 large boxes), sanitary wipes (huh?), hand-sanitizer, roll of papaer towels, insect repellent, 30+ SPF sunscreen, a change of clothes, large box of dry cereal, 12 bottles of water (okay, I am starting to worry these teachers are LDS members...)
--choice of OTC pain reliever such as Tylenol, rain gear, snow gear,
snake bite kit, altitude sickness meds, oxygen tank, sleeping bag, pup tent protective to -40 degrees F., canteen, GPS, cell phone, credit card, laptop, personal generator, arctic sled, cyanide capsules, living will
Okay, I may have imagined a few of those last ones. And I have heard teachers will be provided. We'll see.