There are two things that set my teeth on edge, wasting money and buying single use items.
Example of the two? The obligatory graduation cap and gown.
My son’s high school kept sending information about graduation products to buy, (class rings, mementos, official announcements) and of course the cap and gown. I asked on the school’s Facebook group if anyone had a cap and gown we could borrow, posted on Freecycle and even asked a friend whose sons are both a year older than mine if we could borrow her set.
Nope, nope and “My son wouldn’t be comfortable wearing something someone else had used.”
I finally called the school yesterday and asked if they had any hand me down sets my son could borrow, and whattayaknow they did! We now have a cap and gown for graduation, no money will change hands, and we’ve avoided the dreaded cheaply made single use item!
And the best part? The school counselor completely understand why we would want to avoid buying this useless low quality item.
I just kind of wish more parents would want to avoid single use caps and gowns, then I wouldn’t of had to invent the wheel.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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