I don’t know if you’ve been over to the Dymo website to check out all their awesome back to school stuff or not, but they’ve got some great stuff over there, particularly their Dymo label maker that makes some killer color labels that I would have killed to have when I was in school.
I was just teased relentlessly because I brought a lunchbox but I did it anyway because I just loved that thing. It was yellow Teddy Ruxpin, and if I could find one today I’d carry my lunch in it, I adored that lunchbox. In fact, I never grew out of that, to this day I collect and carry Bento to work with me every day, my favorite is my strawberry milk pink Hello Kitty onigiri bento but I’m getting off track, lol.
Basically if you carry a lunch box in 5th grade you’re asking for it, and I got it, these two kids would hide it or dump the food out and replace it with anything gross they could find during recess, and once they even threw it away and I saw it sticking out of the garbage. Well I was so tired of it and so embarassed that one week I brought a brown paper sack with my lunch in it and every single day one of the two girls who used to mess with my lunchbox would steal the lunch bag and eat my lunch or share it with her friends.
Well, one day I caught her doing it and I told the lunch duty and do you know what she said? Because it wasn’t my usual lunchbox she couldn’t prove it was my lunch, so the girl was never punished and I ended up going yet another week without lunch. I would have loved to have that label maker to label my lunch bag and prove that the lunch was mine, because let’s be honest, I just really wanted her to at least get yelled at by a teacher or something lol.
But it didn’t detour me, at least. To this day I bring lunch boxes (bento) with me to work and out when I’m going out, and guess what? Now everyone who sees my lunchbox wants one of their own. Life’s funny that way, nes pas?