When I was a kid, I loved going back to school. I looked forward to seeing my friends, getting new shoes, picking out an outfit for the first day….and, of course, getting new school supplies. I impatiently waited for my mom to get the supply list from my new teacher, hoping it would include the requirement that I get the BIG box of crayons (you know, the one with the built-in sharpener). Alas, that big box never appeared on my list, so I settled for a box of 16 or 24, along with my #2 pencils, spiral notebooks, Elmer’s glue, and a box of Kleenex. Even with that small disappointment, I was excited to have all of these new things. I was ready for school.