kids in motion, not feeling so supermom

Sharp and pointy all in a row

The kids are off school today so we’re doing something constructive like COLORING!!! My level of enthusiasm warrants a caps lock and 3 exclamation points but they didn’t seem too enthusiastic about my genius idea.

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they do it in school everyday or that coloring is in fact, as they call it, “so boring.

So instead we decided to round up all the blunt colored pencils hidden in various dark corners of the house to make them all sharp and pointy again. And while I was sharpening them one by one, I suddenly realized that I haven’t done this in over a decade. It felt so old school using a tiny retro sharpener. They’ve got all these gigantic electronic sharpeners that do the job in half the time but where’s the fun in that?

Because the whole point of sharpening is to make the longest unbroken twirl of wooden pencil shavings, amirite?

Plus now I have a row of pointy colored pencils for the kids to go do their thing.

My job is done here.

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  • Reply Adorra October 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I think I belong to the generation with the electronic sharpeners. I love them instead of the tiny sharpeners that always gave me blisters. GRRR.
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    • Reply Daphne October 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Kids…heh! No school like the old school, y’know

  • Reply Susan October 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    So old school! And yes I do look at the shavings of my colored pencils too.
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    • Reply Daphne October 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      It’s very shiok when you can get one really long piece that’s not broken. Cheap thrill.

  • Reply msbulat October 26, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    this is super nostalgic. haha then again back then, we also had those sharpeners with rabbit ear prongs(?) that held the pencil and handle that we had to manually turn. it was such a hit that any kid who had them was immediately famous!

    • Reply Daphne October 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      Haha yes I remember those! There’s a box to collect all the shavings, very fancy back in the day

  • Reply Elaine October 29, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Haha.. how did you even find that sharpener at home?
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    • Reply Daphne October 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      I actually have no idea! I found it in the stationery box – I think it came with one of the colored pencil sets we bought for them a while back.

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