Students and their Heavy Loads

11:33 PM Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lately, i've just noticed how huge the bags of students are already. I am talking grade schoolers here and these are usually carried or pulled by their nannies, mothers and other caregivers.

I remember wanting to have a locker back in high school, mostly because lockers featured a lot in the courtship of characters from the romance novels I used to read. You know, either the characters will be bumping on each other there, fiddling with combination locks, etc. But since I generally went home for lunch everyday, I pretty much carried a light load all through my school life.

So I never got to enjoy one, not even in college. The only ones i've really used are in spas and the gym lockers at work, but they were never just MY locker.

My sister got to enjoy lockers in school though. And now, even preschoolers have lockers. And yet, they're still carting around those big bags so one cannot help but wonder just how heavy school things are nowadays. How many books do they use now, and do they really need those everyday? What do they leave in their lockers?


  1. I have a 10-year-old nephew and a 7-year-old niece who are presently staying with us and their bags (the ones that have wheels on) are always so big and heavy they always make me wonder, too.

    Hmm, I never got to have lockers myself. and, I also wanted to use one. Hehe:)


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