This is the first year in a long, long, long while I've had the pleasure of buying new school supplies. My little girl is going to kindergarten -- a little early, so maybe she'll do kindergarten twice, we'll see. Anyway, we're very excited and so far it's going very well. For school supplies, she needed: 2 folders, crayons, markers, colored pencils, regular pencils, a pencil sharpener, safety scissors, glue sticks, and a box she can open and close all by herself in which to store all of this stuff. She decorated the box with many fairy stickers.
For the first sharpening of the pencils I hauled out the very same electric pencil sharpener my mom bought me when I was very young. I was thinking I would have myself some kind of International Foods Coffee Moment, you know, nostalgic and proud and romanticized (that pencil sharpener saw a lot of action in my day, I like my pencils sharp as needles and I drew with them almost constantly) until I plugged the sharpener in and realized it's now a dud. I had to use the mechanical sharpener that a previous homeowner installed in my basement many years ago. It's the kind you crank. I'd never used it before but it worked fine! Now I wonder who installed it and who used it. I guess it's more of a If These Walls Could Talk Moment than an International Foods Coffee Moment but anyway, pretty cool.
Assuming you could go to school for ANYTHING now, what would you want to learn?