Kiddos 2 and 3 came home from their first day of school with the same project. It’s a paper bag (either a personality bag or an all-about-me bag) which the kids are supposed to decorate and then fill with five things that tell others about them.
Kiddo#3, who has more personality than any paper bag can hold, will do his tonight. Kiddo#2 had to do hers yesterday, and although she too has lots of personality, she had a hard time finding objects that represent herself. She put in a Warriors book, natch, but for the rest…?
My Patient Husband came to me later and said, “How many dice does this guy have in this bag?” because, as it turned out, he and I share a brain and had both been thinking about what we’d put in our own bags.
For myself, I’d only come up with, “Wow — this bag is totally empty.”
One of the moms at the bus stop said, “We did ours wrong. You were supposed to draw pictures on the bag, but instead we used stickers and clip art.” I replied, “Well, that does say something about your personality, doesn’t it?”
In a fictional universe, I’ve decorated my bag with pictures of angels. Since this is supposed to represent my personality, the drawings are a bit sloppy and the top of the bag got ripped, so I created a border of dragonfly stickers and music note stickers around the edge to cover that up (yes, even though stickers are contraband.)
Inside the bag, I’ve put a fountain pen and a journal as my first item to represent my writing. I’ve got a picture of my Kiddos, and a picture of my Patient Husband as items two and three. Item four is a rosary because it represents prayer and the way faith links together the different aspects of my life like beads on a chain. And then I don’t have a fifth item, but that’s a metaphor for how I always feel like I fall short.
In the combox, tell me what’s in your personality bag and how you’d decorate yours.