I tend to be a worrier, especially about the kids. Last year, I started stocking Bernardo's backpack with an emergency kit. Why do I have the kit in his bag? Each year I see schools delayed for weather, buses broken down with kids still in them, and images from the news of buses in accidents and other school problems. I decided my kids should have something in their bags in case they got stuck on the bus or at school.
- Finger flashlight
- $1.75 in quarters for pay phones. There are still a few around and my kids are too young to have a cell phone yet.
- Picture phone list (it could just be a regular phone list for older kids)
- A few pieces of paper
- A little bag of nuts (you can buy small bags at the store, or ask for extra nuts when you get a sundae at McD's)
- Granola bar
- A couple of suckers/lollipops
- Piece of candy
It's not a lot, but I feel better that if there was an ice storm/tornado/emergency, that there would be something to hold him over for a little bit until I could get to him.
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