Young mom's know the value of a good lamination machine. Babies and toddlers put anything in their mouth - the more valuable the item, the more certain that it will soon be tainted with watery saliva. A protective clear coating of plastic assures one that her beloved toddler can empty her wallet and slime any one of her credit credits and a good swipe at McDonald's will still be guaranteed. Get a hold of that unprotected social security card and you can be assured of a trip to a government organization for replacement (you will need LOTS of laminated items to keep your toddler-in-tow occupied while you wait and wait and wait...). Hopefully, you will KNOW not to wear heels!
I learned this the hard way when my oldest son's study cards went through the wash. He uses these to memorize important scriptures that he learns in his early-morning bible class.
Amazingly, he is still using the protected cards!
Maybe a mom can LAMINATE a teenage brain!