I do not believe that "cold" causes "sick." I do not believe that a hat will keep you healthy. I do not believe in the power of mittens.
This being said, I have become very invested in recent days in the whereabouts of the multiple sets of hat and gloves that have been sent to school, never to be seen again.
These items seem to vanish into a black hole, the same place that puzzle pieces and "Memory" matches go. The Bermuda Triangle of Tupperware lids, sippy cup inserts and mismatched socks.
The school, being responsible and acting with the best interests of the children in mind, requires that each child have one hat and one pair of gloves in order to be able to play outside.
Somewhere back in the late fall, when the weather was just starting to turn chilly, I was ahead of the game. I sent three hats and three pairs of matching gloves into the school. One set for each child, individually bagged and labeled.
Although the names of my children were assigned to each item with indelible ink to the best of my ability, it was only a matter of time. Eventually the marker wore off & the labeled baggie found it's way into the trash. And so it is that I am now behind the parental eight ball once again.
Since that day I have sent two more hats and an additional three sets of gloves (not matching) into school with my oldest son. At last count that means five hats and 40,493 gloves have gone to school and not returned.
Do I blame the school? NO WAY.
Because there is no way to reliably label tiny, child sized gloves. Until now..
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I am crazy for this concept! I have placed my first order and can't wait to report back - I hope that these are truly all they are cracked up to be! There is nothing quite like a great success story!
**By the way...I was not asked to review this product -
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