Who gets more butterflies in their stomachs on the first day of school, parents or kids? I waffle back and forth between feeling/acting like the beginning of the school year is a big deal and trying to downplay it.
Tomorrow is *the day* and we've gotten our supplies, visited the classrooms, and tried on every pair of pants in the house to see if any of them are still long enough. (of course not!) I've got my reusable sandwich wraps ready (pattern in Sewing Green and here), a few snack bags (lots of tutorials all over the web) along with these new organic cotton canvas food sacks (below left) from Graze Organic that I won from Mindful Momma!
I thought this might be a good time to get back on my soap box about packing trash-free lunches again. Last spring I wrote a post about it after I spoke to our school's PTA. The statistics about the garbage one school can generate is staggering! Check it out.
Also in Sewing Green is my pattern for the Lunch Tote, seen here made in organic cotton from Harmony Art. My boys are still clinging to their Transformer and Superman lunch sacks, so I haven't been able to make ones for them yet. Maybe next year. I've seen a few Lunch Totes already pop up in the Sewing Green Flickr Group and they look great!
Ok, I'm off to label school supplies and bake cookies. Tummy butterflies are much calmer when you give them cookies, you know. :)