This year, instead of making your typical back-to-school guide, I decided to imagine that the characters from the Breakfast Club were all elementary school kids and then figured out what they would buy in preparation for the school year.
Yes, the basket case, the athlete, the princess, the brain and the criminal (their stereotypes, not mine) are all buying pencil sharpeners and backpacks in 2016.
Obviously this is not officially endorsed by the Breakfast Club or any of it’s members and John Hughes might be rolling over in his grave (RIP to my favorite director from the 80s), but let’s imagine what they would buy, shall we?
1) THE BASKET CASE
Supplies include the Loungefly Black Denim Cat Backpack, Coco*Store Poop Shaped Pencil Sharpeners, the Max the Monster Pencil Case, Zany High Top Sneakers, the ‘Ha Ha Ha’ Tee, Black Cat Kitty Ink Gel Pen Set, and the ‘Blah Blah Blah’ notebook.
2) THE ATHLETE
3) THE PRINCESS
Supplies include the Gold Sequin Skirt, the Pink & Gold spiral notebook, the Glitter Heart ballet flats, the Compliment Pencil Set, the YUMBOX Leakproof Bento Lunch Box Container, the metallic binder clips, the Flower Heart Garden umbrella, and the Lady of Leisure Floral Backpack.
4) THE BRAIN
Supplies include the Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants 1st Grade Cards, Star Wars R2-D2 Pencil Case, the Silver R2D2 Long Sleeve Tee, the Highlighter Multi-pack, the Pencil Knee Socks, the Green LED calculator, and the Minion Backpack.
5) THE CRIMINAL
Supplies include the Hooded Leather Jacket, the Motorcycle Folder, the Raccoon backpack, the Plan of Attack Stickies, the Sweater Knit Beanie, the Gray Poppin ruler, the Skater Boy Notebooks and the Moto long sleeve Tee.
Kind of makes me wish there were a few more characters. I’d love to come up with a guide for the class clown, the school president, the moody artist and the drama kid.
There’s always next year!
How would you classify your younger self?