I'm not sure if it is the teacher in me (or the nerd) but I have a mad obsession with school supplies. I love to walk up and down school supply aisles ogling mini-sharpies, lime green plastic pencil boxes, and Fiskars scissors. Last week I caught my daughter smelling a box of Crayola crayons and the pride of such a sight nearly made me burst into tears.
Perhaps it's the realization of what those supplies are for that makes me so giddy. I mean, a kid armed with a washable marker has so much potential--who can resist the hope of what some young artist might create with pipe cleaners and some glitter or the inspirational story that might be penned in a spiral notebook. When we invest in school supplies, we are investing in our future.
Or maybe I've sniffed too much white glue!
Anyone else infatuated with trapper keepers, mechanical pencils, and black and white composition books?