This time of year certainly holds a lot of nostalgia, doesn’t it? I don’t care how old I get…when mid/late-August rolls around I am itching for the start of something new. New routine, new weather, new clothes! But I have to say at the top of the list of favorite things…New School Supplies!!
That list comes out and there are some things that just don’t change…
1) Crayola crayons,They have a distinct smell and they just color better than any other brand. I have tried some “off” brands….not even close to worth the $.50 I saved!
2) #2 Pencils…sharpened! Nothing better than a sharp tip on a new pencil. I personally prefer Ticonderoga #2. Ever get one of the “rubbery” pencils??!! Such a bummer…the tip breaks right away and never gets quite sharp enough. In 3rd grade, one of my friends got Smencils …totally jealous!
3) Folders always make the list. On most lists, they ask for plain folders, but we all know that is NOT going to happen! I distinctly remember getting Strawberry Shortcake folders, My Little Pony folders and Cabbage Patch Kid ones. And as I got older my choices got much more “mature”…Michael Jackson or Menudo. But how could we forget the culmination of folder greatness…the Trapper Keeper! The day I got that for 6th grade will forever be remembered.
I hope you had a chance to peruse the school supply aisle this year, even if you weren’t buying. There is a renewing quality…a start of something new…a clean slate, perhaps? What is your favorite school supply?