Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Sweet, Simple Things

Our son who is 3 and 1/2 will be starting pre-school this fall. As a child, I absolutly loved school supplies. I loved looking at all of the folders, notebooks, markers, pencils, crayons, etc. There was nothing as great as a fresh notebook and a brand new pack of pens or crayons. Now that our son is ready to start his school adventures, I was excited when we received an informational letter from his school in late spring saying we would be receiving a second letter with the calendar and a list of school supplies. I got a little excited and filled with anticipation of school supply shopping with my little guy. I was disappointed to find out that all his "school supplies" consists of is a folder to transport papers and a complete change of clothes. A folder? That's it?!? Oh, well. What can I do. No backpack, no pencil box, no glue stick, no child safety scissors and no box of kleenex or bottle of hand sanitizer in my cart this year. At least we can go pick out "the" folder. Last night the 3 of us were on our way home and stopped by the mall so I could pick something up real quick. We decided to look around Target while we were there and since Dad was with us, we could pick out the folder. (I wouldn't have wanted his dad to miss out on this first-school-supply-buying experience). As we showed our son several different folders with several different designs, he seemed to like them all. I found a penguin, a skateboarder, and football. My husband showed him a camo and a shark one. Of course we are talking about the nice shiny glossy photo ones. Then I told my husband that lets show him the blue one. I am now talking about the 10 cent-flimsy paper- thin-and-cheep-as-can-be one. Our son loves the color blue. It is the color of his favorite train engine Thomas the Tank. We laid all 6 folders side by side and told him to choose which one he wanted to take to school. We told him to look carefully and decide which one he liked best. We waited around the corner and told him to show us which one he picked when he was done. What folder did he choose and what folder was he so proud to have? The blue one. The plain-as-day-boring-ol' blue- one. Poor Mommy. Her little boy is growing up and making his own choices.


  1. Thanks for sharing your school supplies shopping experiences.

  2. They do grow up so fast! I can't belive The Bean is nearly 3 1/2!

    I'm enjoying Project Runway too! That and Top Chef are my favorites on Bravo.

    Keep plugging away at the cooking. I made a commitment at the first of this year to really cook. My cooking has dramatically improved since then. It gets easier and easier the more I do it.

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