Tuesday, October 28, 2014

bouquet of sharpened pencils

this has been a fixture 
on the dining room/homework table since school began.
a new bouquet is sharpened every september
to welcome the new year of learning.

there is something about the sharpened lead tips
that makes me want to tackle math problems.
i've noticed that my sudoku addiction has spiked since the sharpening.
of course, my teenage children profess that the 
mechanicals are much better, 
definitely cooler
(oh mom... no one brings those to school anymore !!!)

yet, as the year goes on,
the bouquet gets shorter, stubbier, smaller.

this year is exciting...
the pencils are tackling pre-calculus, physics and chemistry
and advancing to the hard level in sudoku.

so the sharpening continues...



  1. What a lovely bouquet of pencils :)

    1. and the best part is... they never wilt !!! Have a great day !!!


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