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You can probably guess that as a mom, I am always excited when back-to-school time rolls around each year. Yes, that excites me to no end.
But I get this strange excited tingle when I see school supplies. Yes, virgin notebooks, unsharpened pencils, new pens, and packages of index cards make me swoon.
Back to school is a starting over time. Even decades after being done with school, I still think of September as the real New Year. Lots of changes can happen over the summer! Well, more when we were younger. Long hair becomes short. Dark hair becomes blonde. Pasty white skin becomes tan.
And we get clean notebooks. Do you agree that the first page of an empty notebook holds so much promise? That first page beckons you to do great things. It calls out to you to be creative and exciting.
And we get pens. I love pens. The smooth roll of the perfectly balanced pen in my hand is a sweet caress across the magic paper. Ink that flows without stuttering makes me smarter and wittier.
If I could be a pen reviewer, I would be. Is there such a job?! Because the perfect pen has very distinct qualifications. Balanced. Smooth. Not to wide, and, definitely, not to thin–it needs to be just right!
Don’t even get me started on that virgin box of crayons…