Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Supply List

I can barely contain myself on the last day of school. I open the envelope, look at the report card and then take out the most fun piece of information...

The next year's supply list!!!!

This year my son's teacher did not include the list - just another item on the list of unpleasant experiences this year. Teacher's that really do not want to teach anymore really need to remove themselves from the classroom, but I digress....

I called my friend (her daughter has a different treacher) and she did have a copy of the required "list" - crisis averted.

I love the back to school shopping for supplies. I have always loved stationary stores. I can remember going into Ulbrich's and slowly walking up and down each aisle looking at the organized rows of supplies. My Mom was a teacher and going to the teacher supply store was even more fun. Art stores - same, same, same... I am not sure if it the organization that I enjoy, because I also love hardware stores, or just the ideas of potential projects and creativity that pop into my head when I see all of the items laid out before me.

I try to not buy any supplies until August. I usually buy them at Target, but sometimes I use excuses to check out all of the stores. New markers, crayons, pencils, colored pencils, glue - I just love all of it.

This year I am assuming that my son will be doing a lot of colored pencil work as each child has to bring in 4 boxes of colored pencils. His list is complete, but I am sure with a 2 1/2 more weeks to go I will have to make a few more trips down the supply aisles just in case we may actually need some other pen, marker or crayon that I do not already have on my supply shelves. My husband refers to my stash as MB's art supply store as it is...

I guess the first thing is to admit that there is a problem....so here goes

Hi, my name is Mary Beth and I am addicted to art and school supplies.....

2 comments:

throwslikeagirl74 said...

My daughter just started kindergarten yesterday and man, nobody told me you're supposed to buy the school supplies a month in advance. Two weeks ago I went supply shopping and the store was bare. Crazy. AND the teacher wanted 20 gluesticks. Per kid. That's 740 gluesticks. They must be eating them at snack time or something.

Happy House Quilts said...

kindred spirits are we...you are just a little bit ahead of me in your journey through cancer...thank you so much for your comment...ahh and you have been published in Somerset....oh congratulations!!!! Please Please Please keep in touch with me and movtivate me to do it too...really want to have something positive from this horrible experience...i just did my first submission...and got declined...but now I'm on a mission...LOVE SUPPLIES too!!! So glad you had a great visit with your friends...they really fill our souls with energy for life...BLESSINGS to you and your family!
Jodi

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