Remember this kid?
She was two years old, heading off for the first time to childcare. It was 2013, and Miss Milla had not long been diagnosed with autism. She happily waved goodbye to me, and I cried in the car park after I left her. My little baby girl had taken her first tentative steps in to the big wide world.
Then somehow, this happened.
In a mere ten days, this kid is starting school! For real, this is not a drill. SCHOOL!! She has come so far since that little tacker in the oversized back pack. We were absolutely thrilled to receive a second round offer to the school we desperately wanted, a small P-12 school that we think will suit Milla just perfectly.
We have had a few visits to the school, and the prep (or ‘Foundation’ as they call it) teacher has already made a good impression, quickly preventing a meltdown when the kids unexpectedly went outside, by offering Milla her own sunglasses to wear. Milla is so excited, and although I know there will be some separation anxiety, I have high hopes that she will settle in quickly and love the routine of ‘big school’.
Stuck On You
I have worked with Stuck On You several times since 2013, so it really seems fitting to partner up again for this momentous occasion. I really do love their personalised products and their high quality materials. Case in point- Remember the backpack Milla wore on her first day of childcare? Here it is now, after a year of childcare, a year of 3 year old kinder and a year of 4 year old kinder.
Their stuff is really made to LAST.
Since my last review, Stuck On You have released the new ‘Gelati’ collection, which are in gorgeous shades of pastel pink, green and blue.
I really wanted to get Milla a large lunch bag for school, so that I could pop different containers in it for lunch, snack, play lunch etc. I have, no exaggeration, bought four different lunch boxes this year for kinder, and none of them were quite right. I also wanted something that could fit an icepack in it to keep everything cold, especially over Summer.
As you can see, plenty of room, space for an icepack, water resistant lining, and there is also a separate zip up pocket on the outside for notes, money for the canteen etc. The stainless steel drink bottle is BPA free and completely spill proof. We have used several of these drink bottles, and never had any leakage.
I have been using the Stuck On You labels all year for kinder, and I am loving the new gelati range. Both dishwasher and microwave safe, they last for ages and come in a huge range of designs.
Now coming from someone who is completely undomesticated, you can trust me when I say that the iron on labels are super easy to apply. Pop the piece of paper that is supplied over the top, gently press with the iron and you’re good to go. I’ve been using these this year on clothes for kinder, and they have never even started to peel, completely washing machine and clothes dryer safe.
As always I’m super excited to share the Stuck On You love, with a $50 voucher up for grabs!
All you need to do is follow the prompts below, and leave a comment telling me about an important milestone you have celebrated or are looking forward to celebrating. The winner will be chosen by an impartial judge, based on which comment they found the most creative/funny/interesting. ( No pressure ? ) The competition closes midnight on Sunday the 24th of January, on the eve of what shall now be known as THE WEEK MILLA STARTS SCHOOL!!!!! (What? No nerves here. Excuse me, I think I have something in my eye…)
Congratulations to Andrea B.!