What a Mess!


As a stay at home mom I honestly feel as if my entire day revolves around dishes, spills, laundry, spills and more spills.  Did I mention spills?  OK, so its not really that bad but I think you all can relate.  Let's face it.  Children are messy.  My three keep my on my toes at all times.  


Can you imagine what its like in a classroom?  24 children in a class can make quite a mess.  I have said before that being a teacher is a true calling from God.  It takes a special person to care for someone else's child 8 hours a day and then come home to their own family and do it all again.  My respect and admiration for teachers is more than I can express.  Most of my very best friends are teachers and they are wonderful ladies.  

The Bounty and Puffs Teacher Survey was conducted with Wakefield Research this summer and showed some surprising opinions by K-6 teachers.  Here are a few highlights:
  • 85% of K-6 teachers say it takes less than an hour or less for their students to make a mess in the classroom
  • On average, K-6 teachers go through 37 boxes of tissues each school year and 24 rolls of paper towels.
  • 56% of K-6 teachers feel back to school season is the most dangerous time of the year for their own immune system.

I don't know about you, but this has made me think about how hard it must be for teachers to make sure that everyone stays clean and germ free on a daily basis.  For our family, we count on Puffs and Bounty to keep our runny noses at bay and sticky messes cleaned up on a daily basis.  With Lucy's immune system still compromised it is of the utmost importance that we stay well stocked on these basics.  Throw in a messy 2 year old and matters can get out of hand quickly!  

Headed to school this year I sent Ella and Lucy both with Puffs and Bounty.  Hopefully their teachers appreciated it.  I know it's a small thing but I know your child's teacher would appreciate a nice supply of Puffs or Bounty towels!


Do you want  to help out your child's teacher? What teacher couldn't use a little extra help!

Enter their school into the Back to School Sweepstakes for a chance to win a year-supply of Bounty and Puffs for the entire school! How awesome would that be!

The first 100,000 entrants who submit an eligible entry will each receive a coupon valid for $2.50 off the purchase of one Puffs AND one Bounty product.

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  1. I hope Ella & Lucy have a wonderful first week at school!

  2. I am a teacher and have followed your blog for awhile, prayed for your family, and am touched by this post. Thank you for appreciating teachers! :)

  3. I am a teacher and we do appreciate whatever parents send in for the classroom.

  4. I agree that a good quality tissue is a must have. We also use a lot of cleaning wipes. Another resource is a volunteer to come in and help really wipe down the room once a week or so. During the peak of cold and flu season, or when you hear there is a tummy bug traveling through the building you can do this more often.

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