My lovely daughter pictured above, recently and publicly blamed me for an addiction she has. (Mothers tend to get blamed for everything you know.) So, what is it you ask? Well, she has an addiction to school supplies! Yes, you heard me right, school supplies. I suppose this time she was right to blame me.
You see, every year at this time the stores come out with all the wonderful new colors, gadgets and things for school. It is like the mecca of school loveliness for her and I. We are drawn to them in a craving like no other.
The truth of the matter is both of us could blame my Mother. Yep, we could. Back in the days of my elementary schooling, my mom took my brothers and I school shopping before the beginning of each school year. She would make it so exciting for us as we got new school clothes, new notebooks, new backpack, pencils, glue and whatever we needed. It was enjoyable to see what new thing had come out for the new year.
Of course this excitement for school carried over in to my adulthood and I took my daughter and son on this great adventure of school supply shopping too...thus her addiction. *win, wink*
My daughter's most love? Brand new boxes of crayons!
Of course you do know that coloring is therapeutic as well. No? Well, then try it, you will find out it is!
For me, I love to get new pens. I get excited about how they write, how they feel in my hand and even the color. I particularly like purple and black ink! I also love to get a new notebook. Believe it or not, I just like the cheap ones...the cheaper the better. Oh and these back to school sales, I can get them for 15 cents...I am in heaven!