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A Rice Krispies Treat & a Message

Rice Krispies Treats' new write-on packagingThe following post was commissioned by Kellogg’s.

A couple years ago, after managing to hang on to them for most of the school year, both of my kids lost their lunchboxes within days of each other.  Since there was only a month left until summer I decided to just use brown bags for the rest of the year.  For reasons that I probably would have understood when I was a kid, they were both a little embarrassed by this – brown bag lunches were not cool.  To make up for it, I drew little pictures on their bags each day, which they loved.

Of course we’re back to lunchboxes now, so no cute drawings.  But today, when they open them up at snacktime, they’re each going to find a little surprise: a Rice Krispies Treat, with a little note from me written on the package.  This is a cool new feature on Rice Krispies Treats, allowing parents to write a special message that will give kids a virtual hug at school.

Rice Krispies Treats' new write-on packaging - notes to my kidsI didn’t want to make mine too mushy – Jake would be especially mortified, being the ultra-cool nine-year-old that he is.  I was tempted to make a joke out of it, one that he would surely get, being the big Simpsons fan that he is: in one episode, Bart and Lisa get each other’s lunches by mistake.  They know this because Bart finds a note saying “I am very proud of you” and Lisa finds one saying “Be Good.  For the love of God, please be good.”   But there’s a time for snark and a time for sincerity, so I told them both how proud they make me.  I think they know that, I tell them enough.  But now it’s official – it’s in writing. :-)

Next time I’ll make sure to have a fine-point marker on hand.  I had to have an especially light touch with my thick Sharpie in order to make the messages legible.  But the package was very easy to write on, and after drying was un-smudgeable.  I can’t wait to hear what the kids thought when they get home!

Do you write notes to your kids?  Do they love it?

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10 Responses to “A Rice Krispies Treat & a Message”

  1. Jenny on September 13th, 2010 4:09 pm

    That’s a clever idea…. And it doesn’t hurt that Rice Krispies Treats are yummy!

    Amy Reply:

    @Jenny, I had one last night as I was packing their bags, I couldn’t resist. Didn’t write myself a note though. If I had, it would have said something like “Why are you eating at midnight?!?” :-)

    Jenny Reply:

    @Amy, You’re not pregnant, are you?!

    Amy Reply:

    @Jenny, Ha! No, I don’t need an excuse that big to snack on Rice Krispies Treats at midnight. Just being awake will do. :-)

    Jenny Reply:

    @Amy, Unfortunately, this is the reason we can’t keep sweets at our house–mommy has no self-control!

  2. Mrs. O on September 13th, 2010 10:04 pm

    I write the kids notes from time to time…. the little one loves it but the older one…. well…. let’s just say its good that no one else sees them! She is mortified by the idea that I actually love her! Oh, to be 12!
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    Amy Reply:

    @Mrs. O, Oh yeah. My son is already on the verge of pretending that he has no parents, that he was hatched from an egg in a forest.

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  4. jenna on April 9th, 2013 10:39 pm

    Hahaha I’m totally going to buy my children these corn syrupy chemical connocotion because there is not a blank spot to write a note. This is ridiculous! Hope the $30 from Kelloggs’ makes up for selling your soul and your children’s health.

    Amy Reply:

    Thanks for your comment, Jenna. You seem like a pleasant person to have a conversation with.