School is back in session here as of this week. Since my youngest is in high school, his return to classes was pretty uneventful.. He knows the routine (can even drive himself to school now). So we shoved some loose leaf paper into a binder, bought a few new pens and pencils, and he was good to go.
The thing I always loved most about the first day of school was bringing home the supply list. I loved carrying that list to the store, searching the shelves for the right folders and writing tablets. Oh, the smell of a new box of crayons, the feel of manila paper...and don't get me started on the joys of picking out a new lunchbox!
I admit I went strolling through the back-to-school aisle the other day and bought myself some school supplies. Just couldn't help it. Look at all those colors of pens! I would have been on cloud nine to have a pen set like this way back when.
Oh, the notes and diary pages I could have doodled with pens like these! Just for fun I wrote a school-girlish note to my husband, complete with boxes to check in answer to my questions. I even used my most bubbly handwriting. We didn't know each other as children, but if we had I might have passed him a note like this in fifth or sixth grade! (Okay, it wouldn't have said the same thing but it definitely would have been all rainbows and flowers.)
Just a bit of silliness, but the huz is used to my brand of silly.
So, in case you were wondering...no, I never really grew up.
I did experiment a bit with those ball point pens in a more grown-up sketch. Remember the aging roses from my last post? I had a bit of fun sketching them yesterday.
By the way, the china in the background is part of a set my mom passed on to me last year. Aren't those little violets sweet? Love them.
So I wonder...as a child, did you like the first day of school? What was your favorite item on the supply list? Do tell!
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