I am still an over enthusiastic 4th grader when it come to school supplies or as grown ups should say office supplies (typing that out made me shiver with dread).
One of the best things about being a "grown up" is that you can indulge the kid in you with frivolous treats like personalized pencils. I was a nerdy, teacher's pet type in elementary school and would have gladly done extra credit for these suckers.
These days I buy kraft paper folders by the dozen. They organize my important stuff like tax returns, warranties and miscellaneous ephemera to boot.
I added the rivets by hand and tied on my favorite bakery twine so that the folders would stay closed, gosh darn it.
Got to have something stashed in your pencil case to keep you busy during math, too.
Since I found these woodland creatures stickers by famed sticker company Mrs. Grossman's, I've been compulsively hoarding them, like a true 10 year old. I've been sticking them to blank postcards and creating serial cartoons for friends.
Dorky and juvenile? Yes, please.