Summer is coming to an end here, school starts for Big on Tuesday. I'm excited for him because he's so excited for first grade. This year for his class instead of going out and buying school supplies I just have to write a check for the whole year that includes all supplies and field trips. While it's mighty convenient, he (really me) was bummed that we didn't have to go out and get school supplies.
There's nothing better than fresh clean folders and brand new crayons, am I right? I think this might be one of those things where I become a total weirdo because I'm super picky about all writing utensils. Last year when we bought pencils for home I had to get the more expensive black Ticonderogas because a jar full of black pencils looks much better than that awful yellow color. And those Pink Pearl erasers? Junk. I have to get the white Pentel erasers that are perfection in every way, well as far as erasers go. Those supply lists are brutal because they're so specific and I get what it says on the list but I almost couldn't buy the Crayola colored pencils last year. I remember being a kid and getting my hands on a pack of Prismacolors and wondering where they had been all my life. The colors were so vibrant, they didn't look like my work had faded in the sun. Crummy regular colored pencils would never do. So maybe since Big (and me) can't go out and buy school supplies we need to make a trip to an office supply store and load up. I think Primsacolors might be just what the doctor ordered for these last days of summer.