This subject vexes me.
Every year I go school supply shopping and every year my frustration level rises. So I am putting this question out to the Universe: WHY DON’T THEY MAKE MORE SCHOOL SUPPLIES TAILORED TO BOYS?
You can find even the most standard of all standard things (like, a hand cranking pencil sharpener) in a girl pattern or color. But not boys. Oh. No.
Girls have a plethora of folders, binders, pencil cases, composition books, lunch boxes and the like available in every possible color, pattern, combination and style. You can be a rocker, a pink princess, a horse enthusiast, even a coordinating little prepster. Boys have none of that.
Every once in awhile you come across something. BUT IT IS RARE. My boys are 9 & 11. Trust me, they don’t want “Cars” folders. They are a little past Mater and Lightning McQueen. They need something that is a little rock star, a little skater boy or hell, even something plaid would suffice.
JUST GIVE ME SOMETHING. ANYTHING.