Also:  My kids have been begging for new school supplies for weeks now (apparently, Malachai has lost all but five of his coloring crayons, Selma's pencil is about an inch long, and if Josu has to erase something in class, he has to borrow an eraser from a classmate.) 

I was able to hold off long enough though, to fill their stockings with with all sorts of school supply delights!

You may call it stingy . . . I call it clever.


  1. Totally clever. Emma grew out of shoes and clothes last month. Guess what was the mainstay of her Christmas gifts...? Also an umbrella and snow gloves in her stocking....

  2. practical items make the best stocking stuffers :)