Have you started your back-to-school shopping yet? According to a new survey, 80% of parents start early. The average is a month before school starts.
91% of parents say the whole back-to-school shopping thing stresses them out. The number one reason is money. Having to drag your kid around a store is the second most stressful part of it. Here are four more random stats from the survey . . .
- The top five items parents plan to buy are pens . . . clothes . . . shoes . . . notebooks . . . and backpacks. Parents who DO plan to buy clothes expect to spend an average of $153 on them, plus $71 on new shoes.
- If you want to have the COOLEST five-year-old in class, the four most popular themes this year are“Lego Batman”, “Frozen”, “Cars 3”, and “Despicable Me”.
- 32% of parents also plan to buy electronics for their kids, and spend an average of $121 on them.
- The number one thing parents want to do once they DON’T have to watch their kids all day is go shopping for THEMSELVES.
The rest of the top five are hang out with friends more . . . get more exercise . . . go to a concert or a movie . . . and spend time fixing up your home. (PR Newswire)