August 22nd, 2013
It’s just about time to shuffle your little one on to the school bus for their first day back at school. While you fight through the emotions of not knowing whether you should cry because they are so grown up now, or cheer that they are out of your hair for 7 hours a day, make sure you aren’t also wondering if you remembered everything in their backpack. Here are 5 items that you should not overlook.
Look, we’d all like our kids to be able to do math by hand, but sometimes it just isn’t possible. It’s good for the little one to have a backup that helps them out a bit. And let’s face it, in 20 years when they are holding down a real job, are they going to be doing math by hand or with a calculator? Trick question, some crazy new technology will come along and make both obsolete.
Folders, a planner, pockets, paper and a place to hold your pencil all in one product? YES PLEASE! In fact, while you’re at it, make sure you get an extra one for your day job.
Because let’s face it, you were a kid once too, and you know 8 colors just doesn’t cut it.
If you think your kid isn’t getting all germy, you’re only fooling yourself. You’re also probably fooling yourself if you think your kid will actually use the hand sanitzer, but the only way to guarantee they won’t use it is to not put it in the bag in the first place.
This isn’t necessarily in the backpack, so much as an accessory you shouldn’t forget. And if the backpack is big enough, or has a side pouch or something, then you must not forget to put this in there. Your kid will thank you later. No funny quip here, this is just good advice.