235: Fostering: School Supplies

"I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils..."

Earlier this week I ordered Our Sidekick’s school uniform – admittedly I probably should have started earlier but I wasn’t in the best of ways last week and I needed help to measure Our Sidekick as it was usually my Mum who measured me and my brother for uniform (and for my graduation gown!)

Something about that prompted one of the early scenes in You’ve Got Mail. Don’t ask me why it just pinged in there and lodged itself there – so I had to write about it!)

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.”

Okay so I’ve never been to New York, hopefully it’ll happen but for now you just have to imagine okay?

I have a weakness for pens and cute notebooks I can’t help it. I am doing my best to ignore them and just get the school supplies that Our Sidekick needs for school (which seems easier said than done right now!). I’ve managed to order some of his uniform and as long as it arrives in time then we’re okay – I guess if it’s not that simple I might have to consider a road trip to the company who sell the uniform and see if I can collect it, if it looks like Our Sidekick isn’t going to get it before term starts – then again maybe I have to ask my manager for a favour and see if I can book a collection of the uniform on our next day courier account (He’s sympathetic to the new parent thing but I think I might be pushing it a bit lol).

There’s another time when I think of You’ve Got Mail, When Chris starts talking about coffee I always think of this quote – I can’t help it! Then again I feel like I should replace the brand name in the middle with The Fountain. Is it possible to commit treason by thought? Then again that brings in a whole reference about George Orwell and the Thought Police. See this is just how crazy it is in my brain sometimes – I don’t know how anyone puts up with me sometimes lol.

One comment

Leave a Reply