The twins are starting first grade this year, and they need lunchboxes.
I thought for sure Elizabeth would choose one that was (1) Hello Kitty and (2) pink, but instead she chose a red and blue owl lunch box. (I can’t find it online, but it’s at Target. Super cute, and comes with a little owl-shaped ice pack. It’s on sale this week for $11.)
Edward chose this L.L. Bean lunch box (photo from LLBean.com). It’s in the clearance section for $9.99 (free shipping), and also comes in two different greens, two different blues, black, pink, and lavender. I’ve had these for my older kids in previous years, and so far they haven’t worn out before they’ve been lost.
There’s also a patterned option (photo from LLBean.com), also on clearance for $9.99.
My objection to the sorting of all their lunch boxes into “Girls’” and “Boys’” categories is not quite strong enough to keep me from noticing that Elizabeth would really like this heart lunch box (photo from LandsEnd.com), on sale for $11.50.
The real treasure trove is on Target.com (the next four photos are all from there), where I don’t think a SINGLE ONE is on sale, and furthermore they are ALL kind of EXPENSIVE….and yet:
But over $20 for a lunch box, when the kids DO seem to lose them? *regretful sigh*
If I had a little dancer in the family, I would want this Crocodile Creek Dance Studio lunch box SO MUCH. (Photo from Amazon.com.)
I am sorry that Henry doesn’t need a lunch box this year: he loves knights and castles, so I would surely buy him this Crocodile Creek Joust lunch box.
In fact, what I love about Crocodile Creek is that they seem to TUNE IN to child obsessions. Space? Dinosaurs? Horses? Ocean? Robots? Fairy tales? Firetrucks? They’ve got it.
Owl lunch box (photo from TheChildrensPlace.com), $6 down from $8.
Finally, at $12 down from $20: