What is it with some parents?
They’re determined to embarrass their kids in public. They dress them in plaid shorts, scold them at the supermarket and get into arguments with their soccer coach.
Some even send their children to school with paper lunchbags.
Now, take a moment and cast your mind back to your own days as a tot. What were your lunchtime preferences? We always wanted a neat-o lunchbox. Like Batman or the Monkees. Or, better yet, some cash for the cafeteria (which we promptly spent on candy at the corner store).
The last thing we wanted was a lunchbag. Or, worse, a lunchbag with a cute note from Mom penned on it. Yet now, to the alarm of kids everywhere, “mom-preneur” Kristi Thomas has made a business out of this petrifying parent practice.
It’s called Lunchology. It sells brown paper lunchbags with a wide array of cringe-inducing notes and pictures printed on them.
Like “Shake off the Monday blues & put on those studyin’ shoes.”
And “It’s time for monkey business. Let’s have a barrel of fun!”
Thomas is an Akron, Ohio, mother who used to spend her mornings dolling up her daughter’s lunchbags with notes, jokes, pictures and puzzles. The bags were such a hit with the other kids (or so she claims), Thomas made a business out of them.
You can buy the bags online or at grocery stores around the country. They cost $4.99 for a set of 25.
There are many bag themes–Educational, Entertain Your Brain!, Sports and more. And, to be fair, some of them are pretty cool. Like the Grosser-than-Gross series of bags, which include facts like: In most Columbian movie theaters fried ants are sold like popcorn.
Now that’s a bag we would’ve been proud to take to school.