Thank you to Crocs for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Crocs’ new Back to School line. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.
As long as I can remember, I have loved Back to School time. When I was in school, there was always the excitement of actually returning to school (yeah, I was weird like that). But, also very exciting was buying supplies for school. My favorite may still have to be the awesome Trapper Keepers of the 1980′s. I think I had one with a unicorn on it. I thought it was the coolest thing ever.
I still get excited about the back to school supplies, even though it is very different for us as homeschoolers. (Okay, who am I lying to? I love school supplies year round. I just love how inexpensive they are at Back to School time.) Because, really, it’s hard to not get excited when you’re on a trip to grab a few things from the store and all of the sudden smell the overwhelming fragrance of boxes and boxes of brand new Crayolas. Not that I like the smell, but it probably means that I’m going to turn a corner and see them for something like $.25/box.
Okay, so they weren’t $.25 when I was there. But, $.40 for a box of creativity waiting to happen isn’t such a bad deal either. I had to pick up a small stack of them. (For us, and for my art class that I’m teaching this year.)
We then proceeded to pick up handfuls of glue sticks because there never seem to be enough of those to go around. Plus, then I get to save the day, like this summer when a friend ran out just before I was about to drive out to her house. (You need a glue stick? Sure, I’ll bring six.)
I was thrilled to also be able to pick up composition notebooks for $.40 each and clipboards for $1.27 each, all for my art class as well. When I’m trying to teach a 16 session art class at only $20/child, I need that boost of less expensive supplies.
And then we had all of the essentials that we needed for back to school…
Colored pencils, crayons, glue sticks, M&Ms….
And yes, those are my children, all in their colorful Crocs that you can see. I have to admit that if I was reading someone’s blog and they had a post like this, sponsored by Crocs, I would say, “Sheesh — look how they set it up so their kids were all wearing Crocs to go out to the store and then ‘conveniently’ got their feet in the shot of the shopping cart. Nice.” But, since my family has a long established love for Crocs, I have to fess up that this was just a happy accident that happened when I said, “Kids – get on your shoes so we can go to the store.” (Theoretically – my kids might even be known to even wear to Mass, but let’s just pretend that’s a theory, okay?)
Oh, but first, here’s a hint of something you should click on in the video, if you see it —