I have wanted a whiteboard almost as long as we have been homeschooling. I could never justify getting one because we used other items instead. The girls have small whiteboards that we would use for lessons and we have a magnetic calendar that we hang on the wall. Nevertheless, I wanted a whiteboard. That great expanse of white, begging for words to fill its blank space, called out to me as I passed it in the school supply aisle. Recently, I decided that I would get a white board to fill the drab beige space on our school wall. It would go under the alphabet cards and above the magnetic calendar. To my utter disappointment, the space at the store where my white board once waited patiently for me to claim it was vacant. Hoping a store employee could locate it, I waited patiently as she scanned the shelf tag. Her news was beyond disappointing: they were out of stock and would not be in for 2 weeks. I drug myself to the next aisle, hoping it wsa just a bad dream. As I looked up, I quickly forgot about the whiteboard because what I saw was breath-taking. Before me was a Crayola Dry Erase Poster. It had colorful lines (also begging to be filled with words), was 17 x 24" big and cost half the price of my white board. I quickly checked out and brought home my newest friend. We have kept the poster busy with discussions around the poster, all of us taking turns writing on it. The girls enjoy copying things from it, adding to it, and participating in group activities again. My wish came true!