This year my daughter started at the nursery of the British School here in Amsterdam. For me, a whole new phase in motherhood has started: buying school uniforms, and making school lunches.
Every morning I dress my daughter in her dark blue ensemble, and then prepare a healthy and nutritious lunch for her.
Her father then brings her to school, in true Dutch fashion — on the back of his bike!
How cute does she look, waving goodbye with one hand, her other hand holding her little school bag… She’s getting so big!
Speaking of schoolbags – since my daughter’s schoolbag has to hold her lunch bag as well as her juice beaker, I’ve learned that having a bag that is easy to wipe clean is a must! A 3-year-old is apparently not always skilled enough to properly screw the lid of the beaker back on! Also, the lunch box and the beaker are quite heavy, let alone the additional weight of a book or two, so the bag should really be able to be used as a backpack too.
My daughter is very pleased with her schoolbag from Pink Lining. It has the above mentioned ‘must-have qualities’, and it also has the brand’s signature bright Pink Lining. Guess what my daughter’s favourite colour is…? Check.
The lunch section of the bag is insulated, so it keeps a hot lunch hot or a cold lunch cold. It is completely separated from the book part of the bag, so if something happens to spill you don’t have to worry about the books. It also has a ’secret pocket’, a little name tag, and 2 embroidered fairies on the front.
I can totally recommend this schoolbag!