Monday, May 10, 2010

Something New

I love new things! I mean, who doesn't, right? Even if it isn't brand new as long as it's new to you it is pretty exciting. I remember as a girl not really wanting to get up on Sunday mornings to go to church (or even on school days for school) but if I had a new outfit to wear I barely needed an alarm clock to wake me up! Even if no one noticed I still just felt prettier (full disclosure... this is still true of me... how pitiful?!).

Two of my FAVORITE new things are new makeup and new school supplies. Oh they just make me inspired!! And since we just had the homeschool convention I have some new curriculum. To this day if you give me a pretty new notebook, a new sharpened pencil and a protractor I'll pump out some Geometry for you. I can't resist. Writing teachers who have difficulties getting their students to write should just buy them pretty new notebooks every month. :)

Anyways - we started all our new math books this week. I loved opening the packaging and stacking the books and just looking at them (knowing that they will only look new like this for so long). And the kids have been just as excited as me - wanting to hold their book and look at it and even excited to delve into a new year of school - I know, school all year, just call me mommy dearest.

SO, pardon me as I think I need to go open that new tube of lipstick to make the day complete.


  1. I can't say that I'm ever excited about delving into a math book, but new books in general excite me (as well as new clothes, and household items). I love getting a new book, smelling the bind, and I get excited to get home and start reading it. I'll also admit that I would change notebooks halfway through the school year because I wanted it to look new and clean. I would re-copy ALL of my notes from the old one to the new one. I think that is how I studied :)

  2. I'll I ever wanted was the Crayons with the built in sharpener.

  3. Girl, you and I are cut from the same cloth! You probably also liked the smell of report cards at LCA just after they'd been printed! Am I right??? Okay, so I'm sending my children to the Woodard School Of Learning! You are one smart cookie! I forgot that a protractor even existed!!!