Ya know, it's been quite a while since I was last hit for a school sale. (I dunno why) I hear this teeny knock at the front door all but drowned out by the dogs barking. Open it to find a little boy about 9, his hands overflowing with catalogues ect. Poor thing stutters through trying to explain he's selling this for school ect. Now my policy has always been that I buy from the first child who knocks on my door. Even if I don't have much money, I at least will buy something cheap. After that, other children are gently turned down. Even while thumbing thru the catalogues looking for something inexpensive I was starting to worry a bit. I didn't see a parent. And while we're a small town........I still don't like the idea of a young kid going door to door alone. I was his first customer. Just as I was about to ask where his parents were, his older sister showed up to make sure he'd made the sale right. whew So I splurged on a 7.00 microwave dinner plate cover that will come in handy for warming up Nichole's suppers. Up in Dayton when my kids were small the kids weren't allowed to go door to door unless a parent was with them, even in their own neighborhoods as a safety precaution. I'm sort of surprised they don't do it here. So I'm done already with the school sale. But I've been waiting for the little boy on the corner to come knocking for me to buy cub scout popcorn. And dreading it. My friend at school showed me how much it is this year. EEK! So what's your policy with school sales? And do your schools require parents to go along or not?