Love the pencil!
Yes yes and yes
That last one was a favorite from my parents: Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about. That and: If you're bored I'll find something for you to do.
That first computer can still do the trick.
All my schoolbooks were covered with brown paper from bags. I doodled all over them, the only way I was allowed to write on books. I shred any brown paper I get, and use it to mulch the garden.
Oh dear, everyone one of those rang true....what does that say about me?