Thursday, December 1, 2011

pencils please...

We have three school aged children who bring home homework everyday.  Why is it that everyday we can never find a pencil.  Oh wait, I should correct that, we can never find a sharpened pencil.

This drives me nuts.  What happens to them.  Is there a lead eating fairy that comes and destroys pencils at night? {I know there really isn't, but that's the only conclusion I could come up with}

So I've declared war.  It's me versus the pencil.  Let's take a look at all the options we've used.

Option #1 the little basic sharpener.  Makes a mess and doesn't do a good job.

Option #2 the bigger basic sharpener.  The kids thought the bigger one would work better.

Option #3 the electric sharpener.  It just eats pencils. Oh and don't try this for crayons, just saying.

Option #4.  We decided to go old school.  Turns out it may be the best purchase I've ever made.

It's fabulous.  This sharpener offers eight different size options and man can it sharpen a pencil.  I love that it can sharpen the larger pencil my youngest uses.  And even though I didn't time it it seems like it only takes two seconds flat to do the job.

Look how pathetic these poor things look before using all the other options.

Now, look how nice and pointy they are after just a few cranks in the new sharpener.  Can you hear me singing with joy?  Actually, you don't want to hear me sing, although I do know every word to Keith Urban's songs {smile}.

I think I sharpened  give or take 57 pencils last night.   Thank you X-Acto KS.  I love you.

Happy Thursday!!


  1. I need that in my house...grrr...always looking for a sharpened pencil around here, and all we have is a small cheapo plastic one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hello Tina ...Cute post. The pencils in our workshop are always worn down from marking on wood. I sharpen each one before I return it to the pencil box ... but not everyone does. We do have a good sharpener.

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