Pencils. Three mechanical pencils have gone missing from my desk. Again.
“Where are my pencils?” I howl. “Who has my pencils?!”
My kids know exactly which pencils I’m talking about — Pentel Side FX 0.7s. These mechanical marvels write and erase like pure butter, and I’m completely obsessed with them. The problem is, so are my kids.
I have bought package after package (after package) of these perfect pencils. I’ve cared for them. I’ve hidden them. And yet, time and time again, they’re lost and never again to be found by the young people who live here. [read more…]