My quick parenting tip for today is – Silver Sharpie.
Black sharpie permanent markers and even colored permanent markers are quite common. But a silver Sharpie permanent marker is what every household with children needs.
Why? Because silver sharpie permanent marker shows up easily on dark surfaces. Backpacks, plastics, folders, you name it – anything with a dark surface needs a silver Sharpie. Think dark labels in clothes (parents are constantly putting their children’s names in clothing and winter gear). Think the dark surface of waterproof gloves, or even the black rubber on winter boots.
Given the size of our family, we have many of the same pairs of winter boots in all different sizes. I use the silver sharpie to label the size right on the outside of the boot. Easy to pair up, easy to find. Next season I will be thanking myself for this quick parenting tip.