Recently our family, including all our munchkins, went on a 17-hour trek out west for a funeral. Since it was unexpected, we had little time to pack in an organized manner... everything was basically thrown hastily (and tightly) into our mini-van and we were off. We stopped quickly at our store on our way out of town and were given "Goodie Bags" for the kids by Becky, a treasured employee of our store. Here are a few things from "The Pointy Pencil" that she thought to give the kids... Along with this Doodle Pad, she provided crayons and (my girls' favorite) scented mechanical pencils (shown below). Becky, you are awesome! They were occupied for hours, (one doodled lakes and streams seen along the way, one designed fashion clothing, one drew Webkinz animals, one scribbled). We enjoyed happy moments in the middle of an emotionally trying trip.
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