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.