Every year it’s the same thing. My kids stash the oddest things away in their backpacks. It can be the rock that they thought looked pretty, an acorn, leaves or other miscellaneous items of trash that they have decided is treasure. Sometimes they decide to make their own potpourri and add water to the mix with interesting and not so aromatic results.
Sometimes things just get left there too long.
Like a banana.
I’ll just say this. It’s a darn good thing I have a strong stomach, because cleaning rotting banana out of the front pocket of a backpack is gross.
What have you found? How often do you go through your kids backpacks?