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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Back to School Joys

As the time for school draws nearer, there is one particular aspect of going back to school that has always made me very exuberated. That is shopping for school supplies. Now I love shopping for school supplies at all times of the year but at the end of the summer it is a huge deal. Stores set aside special displays for all of the crayons, folders, and glue sticks. Target always has a very pleasing set up with bins of pencils, erasers and anything else you could need. I don’t know why but the sight of a hundred pounds of mini staplers just makes me so happy.

I am always interested to see what new stuff they come up with each year. This year I was pretty fascinated with the No-cap Magic Markers. They just twist up and down like some pens do. I like this idea so that you don’t lose the cap and the marker dries out.

My favorite school supplies include the following: Post-It notes, fine point pens, highlighters, calculators (because I’m terrible at math) and markers (I had over 100 at one point in high school that I kept in a gallon Ziploc bag).

I also like looking at the new bookbags. At my high school pretty much everyone had a L.L. Bean bookbag… I had a navy one for a while. Northface bookbags were also popular so I got one of those senior year and still use it. Now I use big bags mostly to carry around my books but it still makes me happy when I’m walking around campus and I see someone in front of me with a L.L. Bean book bag with their initials monogrammed on it.

We also put games on our graphing calculator. I handed down mine to my younger brother since I don’t have to take anymore math classes ever (can I get a hallelujah!). But I still miss games like Home Run Derby (which I was very good at) and Black Hole (which I was not) and countless other games that we played at inappropriate times.

A few school supplies that I don’t miss from high school are bookcovers for one. I hated putting them on my books. Mainly because there was always someone that put the exact same cover on that you had put on a particular book.

I look forward to the day when I get to take my kiddies shopping for fun school supplies. My kid's school supplies are definitely going to be better than your kids. :)

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The Pink Potpourri said...

i love school supplies! my shopping days are over for those :( until we have kids! those twistable markers look awesome! but knowing me, i would probably forgot i had twisted it out and mark up everyhing :)

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

AH! I can so relate! School supplies are my FAVORITE and I have been out of college for 3 years now. :) I love them. Every year, mom made a big "back to school" day for my brother and me, and we would shop for clothes, shoes, backpacks and school supplies. I would come home, dump out my new supplies and arrange it ever so carefully in my new backpack! Ah! This post makes me want to head to Target right this very minute. I need to smell some erasers.........

Linds8 said...

School supplies are the best! I was always that kid that looked forward to starting school every year. I always wanted to buy the big huge boxes of crayons and for some reason my mom would never buy them for me. I know, I know I had a rough life! :)

Mommy said...

You must get your office supply/school supply love gene from me. LOL I could just buy it all up. But we won't be buying any at Evil Walmart...only Target, until I hear bad mojo about them.

Did you forget those awesome collage book covers we made sophomore year????? Hmmm...well...we (I) worked very hard on them.

Love ya chickadee.

noble pig said...

Yep, school supplies are awesome...I think it's the feeling of all new stuff, new beginnings, new possibilities that makes them so special.

Pleasant Drive said...

Couldn't agree with you more. In fact, it's rather refreshing to me to know that I'm not alone in my love for unused school supplies. They are so new and untainted. I thought maybe this was just one of my strange little quirks because I'm a teacher. Love your blog, by the way!