Giveaway: 3 Backpacks full of back-to-school supplies from Boogie Wipes
This September, Mazzy is going to her first year of kindergarten. Also, her last year of kindergarten. Unless she fails cutting and pasting, which (judging by the mess she leaves at home) is VERY POSSIBLE.
Prior to kindergarten, Mazzy’s back-to-school supplies consisted of dry underwear and a change of clothes. Things this year are a little different. There are actual notebooks involved. Writing implements even. Maybe even a ruler. Or as Mazzy likes to call it, “a measuring stick”. Also, yesterday was the first time she had ever seen a sharpener. So much to learn!
I also found out our growing pile of animal character backpacks, which I thought would really be put to use once kindergarten starts, are too small for notebooks and now useless. Well, I guess Harlow can carry her dry underwear in them to pre-pre-school. Actually, what am I talking about? Harlow is in diapers. We've got tons of toddler diaper bags then? Whatever.
In any case, I had to buy what they call a "grade school sized backpack".
MIKE: Why did you buy a new backpack? Don’t we have twenty of them thanks to that toddler backpack review you did a few years ago?
ME: Yes. But *SOB* Mazzy is not a *SOB* toddler anymore….
Besides the standard pencils and paper and crayons and erasers, etc. every back-to-school list tells you to bring a pack of tissues. Except Mazzy hates tissues. She prefers to let her snot drip freely until it eventually reaches her sleeve. She’s also a big fan of letting boogers crust up around her nose to remain there for all eternity. I’m sure this will make her really popular in school!
The best solution we’ve come up with is packing a to-go case of Boogie Wipes in her bag. Mazzy loves the grape flavor and I love that they are made with saline so they work to dissolve the crusties instead of just shifting them around a bit. They are also pediatrician recommended, super soft and don't irritate her nose, so hopefully she’ll choose to use them herself as opposed to waiting for someone to wipe her nose for her.
For some reason, I don’t think her new teacher is going to be on Dried Booger Alert nearly as much as I am.
To make back-to-school shopping a little easier, Boogie Wipes and I got together to create a giveaway, including everything your little kindergartener needs, including a 30 count pack of Boogie Wipes, which comes in your choice of one of five scents— Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol (for extra stuffy noses), Simply Unscented and Boogieberry.
The backpacks and back-to-school items have all been hand selected by me (with a few alternative options for the backpack and the notebooks, since I know not everybody loves pink as much as Mazzy). I spent a good two hours at Target picking all this stuff out, so I hope you like it! I found the grade school backpacks on Amazon.
I’m giving away three complete backpacks full of all the stuff in the photo above (which includes a backpack, a full set of crayons, washable markers, and colored pencils)— one on the blog (to enter, just leave a comment below telling me your hopes and/or fears for your child's school year ahead), one on instagram (watch for details on @mommyshorts, ) and one directly on facebook (see details on the Mommy Shorts facebook page), giving you three chances to win.
You can find the full rules and regs here.
Winners will be announced on Thursday, August 21st. Hopefully with enough time to prepare for kindergarten.
I'm talking about preparing your children, obviously. My fellow moms I cannot help.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Lindsay O who is praying her son won't hit, bite or rub his snot on someone on the first day of school. She is the blog post winner. The winner on facebook is Michelle Gengler who is hoping her girls don't have any missing-mommy-meltdowns and the winner on Instagram is @brookebov.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize and good luck to your kids on their first day of school!
This post was sponsored by Boogie Wipes, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.