They grow up so quickly (sniff)
I have to admit, I got a bit of a lump in my throat when I got the press release for Rubbermaid’s Blue Ice Fun Shapes, cute little reusable icepacks that come in monkey, frog and baseball shapes. They’re designed, of course, to keep the little one’s lunch nice and cool. In a pinch, I guess, one could be used to cool a boo-boo. They costs about $3 at Loblaws, so you can probably afford to stock up and if little Jimmy or Janey does lose one, it’s not the end of the world.
So why did this funny little item make me go all misty? Aw shucks – with my middle daughter heading off to University and my "baby" halfway through high-school, I won’t need that kind of stuff anymore. Nor will I be stocking up on Expo washable dry erase markers, which the makers promise will not stain clothes, rugs or car upholstery. It’s true, BTW, I did test the markers on a small scrap of cotton. Most of the colour came out after rinsing with water and the fabric was as clean as a whistle after being laundered. If you have little ones (sniff, sniff), you might want to check either – or both – out.