School is on my brain lately. We still have a few weeks before school begins here but I'm definitely thinking about school supplies and school clothes, the onset of autumn and, of course, the busy-ness of the holidays (gulp). Picking out new school supplies was is always my favorite thing about the end of summer...fresh pencils, clean paper, brand new erasers...Ahhhh.
I didn't mind those standard yellow pencils as a schoolgirl, but how much would I have loved polka dot pencils?
My sophomore year in high school I visited France with a school group. I think it must have been between terms because all the kids were buying school supplies. I loved that the French school supplies were not only completely different from our own, but so much cooler. All the rage were these delightful, and magical, erasable pens and fancy French ruled notebook paper. The local kids didn't seem terribly impressed with their exotic writing goodies, but I was infatuated. I may possibly have to indulge in some super-cool international school supplies for myself this fall.