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Lost a Lunch Box

September 4th, 2012 at 07:14 am

Like the second week of school LM lost his lunch pail and it still hasn't turned up. *sigh*

On the flip side? BM has been in school for 4 years and has never lost one item. Well, I think he lost a tooth when it fell out. Ha!

So, four years and one last item. It's bound to happen, and we did better than expected. Since everything is on sale right now I picked up a couple of lunch boxes at $5/each. One as a backup. {I was thinking of doing this anyway}.

This reminds me, we use reusable tupperware in their lunches (the "disposable" kind that last years and years and years). On the first day of Kinder both kids tossed their tupperware, because they were instructed to toss everything along with everyone else. I explained to the kids that we don't throw away tupperware - that it goes back in their lunch box. & that was that. I've gotten so many comments over the years about how things must get lost and thrown away. Well, if you teach your kids to throw everything away their whole life, and that everything is disposable, that is how it goes. I honestly expected a few more lost tupperware over the years - but there just hasn't been any. Aside from the first day of school. I find it funny that they both did that!!

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I redeemed $50 in Amex credit card rewards to my ROTH. I have hit $50 every month this year - even with all the other credit card rewards. For next month I charged up some health insurance to another card, BUT we will have all our Florida expenses on the AmEx. So, definitely $50 for next month. It will be $600 for the year.

That card is just 2% back on everything - is redeemed into my ROTH. I was thinking of maxing out 2013 ROTHs in April 2013. But, I will have to remember to save some room for credit card reward contributions. Maybe I will put in $9,000 by April and just see what I have left in order to max out at end of the year. Points can accumulate, but I think it's wise to redeem ASAP because rewards and rules change over time.

4 Responses to “Lost a Lunch Box”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    My girls take their lunch everyday. We haven't lost a lunch box for more than a day, but one did throw away a piece of silverware (a spoon) in Kindergarten. I think it was actually a staff member, who grabbed her lunch box and dumped everything in!

    As it is now, most of the items they pack their lunch in are reusuable, thus minimal packaging to throw away.

    Nice job on snagging an extra lunch box at a great price!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Maybe LM should just brown-bag it: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-jil-sander-brown-bag-20120831,0,474895.story

    Wink

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    @ccfree - I was thinking about the extra lunch boxes because a couple have broken middle of school year and it's impossible to find anything. Meanwhile, these seemed pretty decent for $5.

    I think his bag ended up in the trash. His name is clearly marked. Aside from the trash, it couldn't have gone too far.

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    We've lost a spoon and a thermos. As far as non-lunch items, we've lost maybe three sweatshirts..Just gone? Other than that DD has been pretty darn good about bringing everything back home.

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