Hi there. Remember me?
I took a little break there for awhile because life got a little crazy. I was traveling a lot for work (only home for three days over two weeks) and so that meant that I was basically running around like a chicken with my head cut off the days I was home, trying to spend quality time with my family and also making sure that everything got done. Honestly, I’m also having a bit of an existential crisis about whether I have the motivation and time and all that jazz to keep this blog going… I haven’t made any decisions yet, but the “do I keep this up?” or “just let this go” conversation is well underway in my head. Stay tuned…
And now it’s the first day of school. How the heck did that happen? Where in the world did summer go? I mean, seriously. Not OK.
It’s my daughter’s first day of Kindergarten. Momentous. Amazing. Exciting. She’s ready to go, with her new purple LL Bean Original Book Pack and her awesome first day of school dress (which has been hanging from her closet door for the last few days in anticipation of this magnificent day). This is where I have to say that I do believe the LL Bean backpack to be the best backpack there is for elementary school kids. We got one for my son when he was off to Kindergarten and he’s headed to Second Grade today with the same red backpack and it’s still in amazing shape even though it’s been tortured and abused in the way that only a elementary school kid can do. Best backpack (er, book pack) ever. No doubt.
I also got my daughter her very own laptop lunchbox. Again, my son used the same one just about every day for two straight years and it held up great. We could probably have squeezed another year out of his, but I decided to go ahead and get him a new one while I was getting one for my daughter. I believe I’ve sung there praises before, but I am going it again. Top notch lunchbox, yes indeed. Love it.
And then I discovered these sweet Ore Good Lunch Sacks and snapped them up for snack bags this school year. I’ll have to let you know if they hold up well but I loved the color and the texture and the handles. We went with blue for my son and * surprise * pink for my daughter. We’ll see. Fingers crossed.