Each year I try to come up with something fun and inexpensive to make the girls' teachers for Christmas that involves the Three R's (reduce, reuse, and recycle). This year it is the Lunch Kit which includes two re-usable sandwich bags and a lunch sized napkin. I started making the sandwich bags after volunteering in the lunchroom a few years ago. I was horrified by all the plastic bags and containers that went in the trash after each lunch. Where is all this trash going to go in another decade or two? Now the girls use the re-usable sandwich bags for everything - not just sandwiches. They are lined with a food safe material and can be wiped out or tossed in with the laundry. We also use them for car rides or just holding little collections of " kid stuff". Greta is always wanting me to make her new ones so she can show her friends. Little does she know that they get examples. ha ha
Gigi's piano teacher received one after the Christmas Recital filled with chocolate as a thank you for her hard work and patience. I can't tell you how many times Gigi went to practice pretending like she had practiced all week. I am sure Carly could tell the difference but she always give Gigi encouraging remarks after practice (even if I am tattling on Gigi).