We're getting into my favorite time of year--school supply time! With schools in the area starting in just a couple weeks every store I enter is filled with isles of pencils, glue, markers, staplers and notebooks. Even though my kids aren't in school I wander up and down each isle. I bought each of them a notebook of their own. Truck Boy carried his through the whole store. Pretty Girl sat on her perch in the shopping cart and looked through the whole thing page by page. On each page she would point and say "ABCs, ABCs" no matter how many times I tried to explain that there were no ABCs, and that we had to put the ABCs in. I think if I can teach them to love school supplies and libraries I will have been a good mother.*
Even though most of my writing is done on the computer now my favorite are still notebooks. Followed closely by finding the perfect pen, black and thick and liquid. What I love most about notebooks are the possibilities. It's empty and expectant. It can't fill itself. It's up to you. The good, the bad, they ugly--you put it in. It will hold your failures and your successes. But it's waiting just for you.
What's your favorite school supply and why?
*I do know I need to teach them a few more things to really be a good mother but it's a start.