Tuesday 17 October 2017

"The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest."

Getting through work projects with Opeie can be so rewarding. He gets a real sense of achievement from his work and for me its another gold star on the decision to Home educate. It doesn't go smoothly all of the time though and it can be a struggle sometimes to keep him motivated to write, I remember feeling exactly the same way as him when I was at school. So we come up with all manner of creative ways to write, designing magazines, keeping diaries and more recently writing to pen pals. Sometimes though all you need for that surge of motivation is some fun stationary.

Mrs M is big on pens, glue sticks, fancy pencils and diaries, Seth has followed suit with his 'special pen' for school and it was only a matter of time before Opeie found something fun to write and draw with that filled him with inspiration. Thanks to ScentCo, Opeie's latest pen pal letter will not only be full of things that he's been up to, questions about his friend and a fun fact he's learned at the end... it will also smell like a sweet shop when the envelope is opened.

I remember erasers having a scent when I was younger but these awesome pens and pencils have taken the magic of sweet smelling stationary one step further. Opeie has been having a blast with his Smencils, writing and creating and the room has been filled with a sweet smell (my favourite is definitely the cola). With 'Sniff it's' (scented paper clips), a lollipop sketch and sniff notepad and a watermelon pencil case there is no end to the scented fun we can have while Opeie is being educated.

All that's left now is to let Opeie's pen pal Daisy enjoy the magic of the scented letter at her end. 

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