I LOVE office supplies. Weird, I know. The first day of school with blank notebooks, spanking new crayons and freshly sharpened pencils, has got to be one of my favorite days of the year. My husband knows this. My kids know this. And a very select group of friends (up until now, anyway) know this.
You can keep the candy and flowers. If you really want to wow me, send a selection of nice pens or some monogrammed post it notes. No Christmas, birthday or Mother's Day is complete without fancy note cards or a new set of Sharpie's. If they should all happen to match... well, all the better!
Welcome to Mom's Thoughtful Spot.
"Halfway between Pooh's house and Piglet's house was a Thoughtful Spot where they met sometimes when they had decided to go and see each other, and as it was warm and out of the wind they would sit down there for a little and wonder what they would do now that they had seen each other. One day when they had decided not to do anything, Pooh made up a verse about it, so that everybody should know what the place was for."
This warm and sunny Spot
Belongs to Pooh.
And here he wonders what
He's going to do.
Oh, bother, I forgot-
It's Piglet's too.
~A. A. Milne