We have a trick pencil cup in our kitchen. It’s where I foolishly dash when I need to note something on the calendar, or write down a phone number.
No matter how many times I clean out the pencil cup and refresh with brand new pens in perfect working order, the contents remain the same. It’s magical! I swear it is!
The contents of this chipped mug include:
- two broken pencils
- the stubby end of a peeled green crayon
- an empty smencil pencil case
- a fully functional “color wonder” (clear) marker that only works on special paper
- a dead “stamper” marker
- a dead pen from a life insurance agent you’ve never met (note: It works when you test it, but not when you go to use it)
- three bic pen caps, mysterious as I have not purchased a bic pen since the 90s
- Canadian and Mexican pennies and the odd stray old money coin from someplace in Eastern Europe. We can not been to Europe or Mexico in over a decade.
- a critical piece from a happy meal toy that I finally chucked a couple of weeks ago.
- a petrified gummie bear
- a fully charged Sharpie
Fortunately for my kids this pencil cup works perfectly. The three year old loves Sharpies with a passion. They work on everything! He’s also partial to petrified Gummie bears. The rest of them don’t write with instruments. That’s what cell phones and thumbs are for.
I need a secret pen stash, don’t I? What’s in your pencil cup?