Now you might be wondering why my box has "hello kitty" on it. I saw this box at the store and it reminded me of a few years ago when our family was hosting a foreign exchange student from Belgium for six months. We had a foreign exchange party to go to and another exchange student needed a ride to the party. Her host family could not make the party so I volunteered to take her. So in the car was myself, my son, our foreign exchange student, and this girl from Japan. She did not speak much English and this was an hour long drive. We all knew that she was not having the best time in Texas and her exchange family was not much on the social scene outside of their church. So the three of us put our combined heads together to make the drive and party fun. We wanted to make a connection with her first so we said anything we knew that Japanese people liked. Well, every time we said "Hello Kitty" she would laugh, then we played old Madonna songs on the CD player and we all sang along. She had a good time and it made us feel good that we could bring some fun to her stay in America. Later she moved to another host family that were fun and friendly to her. Whenever my son and I see anything "Hello Kitty" we always think of how we must have said that to her a million times on that ride and she laughed every time. It is kind of our "Hello Kitty" badge of honor.