But although you may be buying a new uniform and stationary for your child, or helping your mum and dad do so for a brother or sister, apparently the school-goer’s appearance won’t really be the thing at the forefront of some people’s minds.
A survey by Sainsbury’s discovered that on average most school-run mums spend more time and money on themselves before the first day of school than on their youngster.
A spokesperson for the supermarket stated, “People are often quick to judge, and a massive number of mums feel the need to impress at the school gates and purposefully get their hair done or splash out on new clothes. So much so they’re spending more time and money on themselves, rather than getting their kids ready to step out the front door in their new school uniform.”
Some of you might be shaking your heads in disbelief, but I know for a fact that my mum recently bought a new skirt and sandals when she was meant to be getting my sister a new school skirt and tights.
I thought it was a little suspicious, since usually she doesn’t come home with impulse buys.
Still, if you are worrying about the first day of the new term because you don’t have anything nice to wear, then you can count your lucky stars that you’re saving money with insurethebox car insurance and have the cash to spend on things that – come on, mum – you don’t really need.
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