Who makes kids buy tux jackets!?!?
So, OSS's concert band requires the boys to wear tuxes during performances. All eleven performances.
Problem: the school is no longer providing tux rentals for this shiz.
Their solution: make the parents buy or rent tuxes. They are allowing the boys to wear just black slacks and a white button-up shirt, though, to save on costs.
Why in the BLOODY HADES does the school think this is a good idea?! The girls get to wear an all-black, floor-length dress that I can get on Amazon for $30 (because I own one very similar). Yet, the boys have to drop a few hundred on a jacket, cumberbund, and bow tie?!
Of course, BM isn't paying a cent of this. She also couldn't be bothered to get YSS a cell phone despite us carrying OSS. She *also* hinted to DH about him needing to pay for senior pictures (which he, OSS, and I all think are stupid for what you get).
I swear, if it isn't BM taking our money, then it's the school. I'm so tired of them wanting to do all these "cool" and "nice" things that aren't in the budgets of the majority of the parents in the school system but are a requirement for a kid to participate when it's totally unnecessary!
I feel for the teachers at the school who are surviving on shoe string budgets, but man, this shiz is getting ridiculous.