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Tampax Cowboy!

Tampax Cowboy!

Yesterday {on my Yummy Mummy Club blog} I wrote about backpacks. Specifically, tips to ensure your child’s spine doesn’t warp under the weight of all the crap they carry around. Plus, I’m giving away a fun Back-to-School-Prize-Pack…just because. As I was writing I had this backpack flashback: I used to teach second grade at a private school. For the sake of time {and the fact that a locker room filled with seven-year-olds is sheer chaos} the children changed out of their uniforms into their gym shorts in the classroom. One afternoon as I sat at my desk “marking papers” (aka…checking my email) while the class changed, I heard a small voice say, “What is this?” as he investigated a mystery item discovered at the bottom of his backpack. “I don’t know what it is,” he said to his friend, “but I can do this with it!” He then held an unwrapped tampon firmly by the string and circled it overhead like a cowboy with a lasso. “Yee-haw!” he exclaimed enthusiastically. I suggested he toss that little doggie in the trash and promptly shooed him off to gym class. When his mother picked him up after school I asked if she[…]

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