Ricki finished school for this year today. So finally I was able to empty her schoolbag of ALLSORTS of junk. Although she protested: "I have to show it to _____"(a friend)[mind you, she's taken some items nearly every day for a year for that reason...]I kept reminding her that there is no school tomarrow.
I think that next year I will make a list of what goes into the schoolbag, allowing ONE unessential item only. Wish me luck!