Is it awful that I dive into A.P. and Maybelle’s school folders every day before they’re even home from school? Or that I’m jonesing for a folder-fix since we’ve been home all week? I want it all. The newsletters, the popcorn-day order forms, the crappy (did I say crappy? I meant fantastic) artwork. But most of all…. the Scholastic order forms.
I heart Scholastic. I remember being in elementary school, and being excited about getting the Scholastic order forms. I’m not usually a big sucker for marketing but if kids books are involved, forget it. I’m the sucker-est sucker in the world. In fact, last year I was so distraught that A.P.’s class didn’t have a Scholastic order form by the end of the first week I asked the teacher what the deal was. She said she “just didn’t like to organize that stuff” so naturally, I took over and became the Scholastic Coordinator. Not a real resume-builder, but I must…have… more… children’s…books.
When I worked with the room mother to plan a party, I made sure a gift for the teacher was in the budget. And I made sure that gift was a book. See? It’s a real problem I have. It’s so bad that I might even buy SunnyD in order to get 20 free books for my kids’ classrooms. I am not sure exactly what SunnyD is: Juice? Pop? Some sort of Tang-like substance? My only experience with it is when a woman looked at me very scornfully for having my kids in a Meijer Movie Kart while piling Pop Tarts and SunnyD in her regular cart and her kids yelled their heads off. Not the best association.
Until they teamed up with Scholastic, which can wash away a multitude of sins. In exchange for 20 SunnyD labels, Scholastic will donate 20 books. The program is called SunnyD Book Spree. I think that is awesome, and will promptly start loading SunnyD into my Movie Kart with the expectation of scornful, disapproving looks from everyone. It’s worth, it, because I love Scholastic. For more Things I Love Thursday, go see Jill, who just had a really cute baby I want to meet in person but must wait until Germ-fest ’09 has passed.