So, last year the first grade parents got a “classroom wish list” that included some household items that could be used for art projects.
And as soon as my eyes fell on the words: “empty toilet paper rolls”, my OCD-hate-to-waste-anything self gave the teacher a mental high-five.
I was totally diligent in collecting those cardboard thingies, to the point of sighing in grief each time I’d noticed one of the menfolk in the household had tossed one into the garbage.
I collected them like that rich girl in third grade collected Cabbage Patch Kids.
And then… one I day I realized that June had snuck up on me and unkindly left me with an entire bag of carefully peeled cardboard tubes (because really, how embarrassing would it be for Boog to show up to class with art supplies with spots of toilet paper still stuck to them? I might have a Target bag full of these stashed in the Christmas present hiding spot, but I still have standards!)
I couldn’t just throw them away.
And y’know… if I was a REAL mom, I’d somehow fashion an amazing Pinterest treehouse with a chandelier out of all these former sanitary product holders.
But I am totally not.
(I cannot tell you how badly Pinterest mocks me).
In homage to how awesomesauce Boog’s second grade teacher is… I confided in her about my dilemma.
And guess what… if SHE can’t use them for the second-graders… an anonymous package of sparkling bare Charmin’ rolls are going to be delivered to the first grade teacher’s door.
(so the kids get the art supplies, and I am absolved of Pinterest guilt!)
Do you have a Pinterest Fail story to make me feel better?