Y’all. You might want to sit down.
Target has their school supplies out.
Not even kidding, this was the exchange between the friendly Target associate and myself this morning:
(Me: Staring. Just staring at the supplies out).
Target Girl: “Umm, ma’am, can I help you find something?”
Me: “What? Oh… no thanks. I’m. just. looking.”
If you’re a teacher and you don’t feel a little bit of dread, then I won’t call you a liar… liar. But there’s also a little bit of excitement at all the bright colors.
Here’s a few of the questions that roll through a teacher’s brain when the clearance stickers are on the summer gear and the stacks of notebook paper make their appearance.
Wasn’t it just May 31st and I literally danced down the hallway?
Did I not just turn in my lesson plan book?
How are school supplies already back out and I’ve only tried one Pinterest recipe?
If I was sitting at the pool, I would’ve never seen this.
If I just stayed home and watched HGTV, I would’ve never seen this.
Why are they selling RoseArt?
Don’t they know RoseArt crayons are basically just hot glue gun sticks, except that hot glue gun sticks put a little more color on paper?
Maybe if I hide all of the RoseArt supplies nobody will buy them.
Do I even have my school keys?
WHERE DID I PUT MY SCHOOL ID?
I have taken advantage of being able to use the restroom when I want.
Oh. Lunchboxes. Don’t remind me. My “WHAT’S IN THE PANTRY?!” lunches have worked out so well and require zero packing.
Why didn’t I do at least ONE craft I pinned on Pinterest?
At the same time, these thoughts are bouncing around that teacher’s brain too:
Everything is so new and pretty!
LOOK AT THAT AISLE OF CRAYOLA! It’s making me tickle-me-pink.
Those pencils are so sharp.
And with the original eraser.
And without teeth marks.
Colored pens. I’m not sure if I have that shade of purple. And it’s got a grip!My husband won’t mind if I go ahead and buy a few. After all, it’s FOR THE CHILDREN.
That would look just darlin’ laminated.
Oh my. THESE CLOTHESPINS FIT MY COLOR SCHEME.
Those full bottles of Germ-X. The scent of the classroom.
Look at those lunchboxes. A new lunchbox would change my pb & j outlook.
I saw someone use a a composition book, brads, and five different colors of construction paper on Pinterest.
I’ll go ahead and get them.
I know me, I’ll totally do that Pinterest project.
backpack bag of mixed emotions.
Ultimately, the new school supplies represent a new year full of possibilities and potential. But they also represent that our days are numbered, friends.
Enjoy these last few weeks!