Several years ago when my mom and I were sorting through “stuff,” we came across a lunch box. This wasn’t just any ordinary lunch box, this was the lunch box I used as a child, or so my mom told me. It is a Bedknobs and Broomsticks lunch box. I did not remember it specifically at all. We used to walk home for lunch but on Wednesday’s we would stay at school for lunch, so I would have used it on Wednesday’s. I sort of remember using a lunch box, but not the theme at all. That amazes me because I am really good at remembering things. Why did I not remember this lunch box? No idea!
My mom told me that when I was young, my favorite movie was Bedknobs and Broomsticks and she said I really liked my lunch box to match. I guess that makes sense.
I now have the lunch box sitting on top of our freezer in Texas. It is in really real good shape, complete with an intact thermos (until I managed to drop it.) Seriously, I have a good memory and I am really careful with things, what is going on here? Still have no idea! A few months ago when my niece came to visit, I borrowed a few kid-friendly movies from a friend. As I was looking through her movies and making my choices I came across Bedknobs and Broomsticks! It came home with me and I had a chance to watch it.
I really had no memory of the movie, but as I watched it I remembered bits and pieces. The more I watched it I could see why I would have been enamored by it. A real-life witch, flying on a real-life mail-order broomstick. A chant and you turn someone into a rabbit. A special room for potions and which books. I like the sound of that.
I imagine I ran around with my hands in the air repeating the chants from the movie, trying to turn my brother into a rabbit. My brother was cute, but I can imagine, at times, I would have liked a rabbit better.
I plan to watch the movie again before I return it. What fun.
Did you grow up taking a lunch box to school?