Way back in college I spent a year posing as a Resident Assistant in the dorm. Yes, I was that girl at the end of the hall who shushed everyone and tried to keep boys out of girls’ rooms. (It was a Baptist college, y’all. Boys could visit on Sunday afternoons, and no one was allowed to remove their shoes during a visit. True story.)
So, here I was, Little Miss Responsible. And, one day I left my keys (you know, the important ones that opened all the buildings and stuff) on my lunch tray as I threw my leftovers away. After a frantic search and finally resolving that I would never see those keys again, I tearfully entered my boss’s office and admitted my mistake.
I’d like to tell you that I learned my lesson and I never lost things again. But, that would be a funny joke. Because I’m a loser. I mean, really. I lose stuff all the time. Keys are basically my arch-enemy. I have been late many times because I couldn’t find my keys. Also purses. And jackets. And even shoes.
And, my poor husband. He is just as bad. Wallets. Oh yes. More than one. Keys. Papers of all kinds.
So, you can imagine that I have a pretty serious concern that my children will be losers, too. That’s why I was so happy when Kidecals offered to send me some of their waterproof name labels to try out! Because, we all know that if any family needs a little helps keeping up with stuff, it’s the Edgingtons.
I went to their website and had a really hard time choosing between all of the adorable designs. But, I managed! First of all, let me say I’m a sucker for cute packaging. This is a cheery little package to find in your mailbox.
I chose to get some labels with Emerald’s name. How cute are these princess silhouettes? They stick to any clean surface, even fabric!
The company claims that the labels are waterproof. Not only that, they say that you can put these labels in the dishwasher, the washer, and the dryer. And, you know I felt like I had to test out their claims, even though I was really dreading telling you that the labels come off in the dishwasher and the washing machine, especially after the company had been nice enough to send me free labels.
I labeled her cup and her jacket, both high risk items for losing in the Edgington house. I washed her cup in the dishwasher on the extra hot setting, and I washed and dried her jacket in my machines. And, guess what? Both labels came out looking like new. Even on fabric!
Basically, I’m beginning to feel like this could be the end of the losing for the Edgingtons. Or, at least when we do lose something, it will be clearly (and adorably) marked as ours so that the responsible people of the world can return it to us.
And, in case you’re worried about price, Kidecals is offering special pricing for parents with more than one child! Because, hey, the more people you add to the craziness, the more losing happens! Use these coupon codes to save lots-o-money:
Fun blog. Bye, bye. I’m headed to the Kidecals website…………
Have fun, Barbara!
When I grow up I want to write as good as you! But I better hurry cause I am 70!! Seriously, though I am loving your blog because even though I am a senior I can so relate to lots of what you write about through our shared faith and my grandchildren. You are an inspiration and a treasure. So glad I found this site! Bountiful blessings to you, Melissa.
Nita, thank you so much for your kind words! You made my day!