My kids’ school (and I hope it’ll excuse me for saying so) is a big, no-fun poophead. Every year I look forward to back-to-school shopping, every year I wait eagerly for the back-to-school shopping list—and every year it’s all “One box 24-count (NOT 48-count!) crayons, one box #2 pencils, two dry-erase markers (one must be black; the other may be red or blue or black), NO Trapper-Keepers, NO pencil boxes.” Tell me this, then: what can I do with all this awesome back-to-school stuff from Etsy?
Aqua retro floral pencil pouch. I want to eat it on toast.
Set of five cloth napkins for children’s lunches. They’re machine-washable, and I don’t see any reason I can’t use them with MY lunch.
Lunch box love notes. So sweet! I would not waste these on my boys, who would fail to appreciate the delicate play of color and pattern. I would hoard them.
Bird lunch bag. A wise old owl is perfect for school, and you can choose the colors you want.
Ribbon hair clips. That’s it, the long, tyrannical reign of “freedom of personal expression” around here is OVER: Little Miss Don’t Put Things in My Hair is getting the new rule sheet as of tomorrow morning.
Metro backpack. I saw it first. It’s MINE.
Backpack charm. Lucky for me, these things weren’t in style when I was in school, or my backpack would have been too festooned for me to lift.
Personalized backpack tags. These make me pace the house looking for things that need tags. SURELY SOMETHING NEEDS A TAG!!!