Hey guys – Mr. Claire here. I don’t know about you, but we’ve been gearing up for another school year here at ALC HQ. For back to school this year we had our hands full with Littlest going into third grade and Middlest actually starting Middle School.
It’s also that time of year for Eldest to head back to college thus an extremely practical, but still fun, Back To College Care Package was in order.
We can tell he’s gearing up to leave because the number of dirty dishes has drastically declined, while the stockpile in the pantry is actually growing (especially the snacks).
However, the largest indicator that he’s leaving is that random items start to disappear from the bathroom medicine cabinet. Nail clippers, scissors, toiletries… you name it. NOTHING is safe. I swear I’ve had to superglue the faucet handles on. His bathroom kleptomania knows no bounds.
By far, though, my biggest pet peeve is when he takes my razor. You see, it’s a favorite pastime of his to use a razor blade well past the point of usefulness, then cleverly take my nice new razor when I’m not looking. This may come in the form of the ol’ “switcheroo” move, where I end up needing to shave with a dull razor – or outright, underhanded and despicable theft.
Since I’m a shower-shaver, the realization that I’ve been “had” typically comes in mid-shower, resulting in me hopping around the bathroom, sopping wet and muttering bad things under my breath, rifling through the cabinets looking for a replacement razor…
Meanwhile Eldest has already made his getaway to back to his dorm. Presumably clean-shaven, and, at least in my mind, laughing maniacally.
So this year we decided to head him off at the pass and we are making sure he’s VERY well-supplied with his own razors and lots of other goodies that he can take with him.
With all of the other costs associated with college it’s great that we were able to pop into Dollar General and put together a fun care package of things for about $50 including: 2 packages of Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razors (5 cartridges in each pack!), boxer shorts, deodorant, assorted snacks, gum, toilet paper, paper plates, plasticware and paper towels.
A college guy has to keep up his handsome appearance, right? Look at that sweet face (but keep an eye on your razor).
Annnd we’re also glad he won’t be arrested by the campus police for “razor theft” any time soon since this supply should last him until the Thanksgiving Break.
So if you are sending off a Back To College care package to your own kids or to anyone in your family, don’t forget to pack a few practical things along with the fun stuff. Believe me, college kids on a budget will be so thankful for razors and other basics.
Not to mention – parents like me everywhere will thank you when they don’t go to shave and come up empty handed. 😉
Claire is a wife and busy working Mom to three boys and A Little CLAIREification is a lifestyle blog committed to bringing readers “Bright Ideas On A Budget” – from recipes, crafts and DIY projects to time management tips, meal planning and inspiration.
A self proclaimed CHEESE addict and lover of Sharpie markers in every color known to man, Claire also likes to throw a little fun and laughter in the mix as well.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.