My favorite time of the year, that is! Really, my favorite times of the year are a Snow Day, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving or my Birthday. However, there’s one more day that’s just as spectacular. And that day is…School Supply Shopping Day! WooHoo! I do love me some school supplies. Of course, being a writer, I must have office supplies. Fun, whimsical entertaining office supplies like my high heeled pink shoe tape dispensers. There’s one for magic tape and one for double sided tape, because you must have a pair of shoes, right? Of course, there’s the matching sticky note purse sitting on my desktop, too.
What’s more fun than a brand new box of Crayola Crayons? Especially at fifty-four cents per box! They’re all lined up in that production line order of color, with clean, pointed tips, and all in one piece. They’re wrappers are fully intact. They have those reliable color names we’ve all become attached to. Though, it still gets under my skin a little that the beloved Periwinkle is not included in the box of 24. Sigh.
Anyway, I love that the Crayola Company leaves me just enough room to hand write my children’s name on the crayon next to the color name. I know it sounds ridiculously anal of me to do that, but I learned years ago that that one little extra effort gives my kids a very serious sense of ownership and they take care of them better because their mommy labeled each and every color just for them. So I cowgirl up and do it. Stephanie’s probably rolling her eyes at me right now! Ha! It’s okay. I’ll still do it. It’s mommy-daughter tradition now.
My next favorite school supply is closely related to the crayon and that’s the brand new box of markers. Now this is where my inner five year old and inner 15 year old self can agree, as well as my outer 35? year old. : D See, Washable Markers have incredible qualities. Like face painting and watercoloring and washing out of my clothes, too. Regular Markers are equally good for things you don’t want to wash out as easily. Like maybe a poster or a craft project. But then you move up to the indelible, the magnificent Sharpie 24 Pack that has every little artist's dream wrapped up tightly in permanent color fixation. Oh how I love me some colored markers!
And folks, that’s just the tip of the list! The supplies go on and on with pencils and pens, sticky notes, lined notebook paper, folders, glue sticks, spirals, and so much more! This year’s big purchase for me is college books. Not fun. But my favorite office supply purchase is the iPoint Evolution Pencil Sharpener! Well…? I needed one for my colored pencils.
Do you like shopping for school supplies or office supplies? What’s your favorite item? And here's the big question...
What's your favorite crayon color?