I did a brave thing this year. Well, brave for me. I let Seth pick out his backpack for school. I thought he made a spectacular choice.
Part of me was afraid he was going to pick something like Sponge Bob or Power Rangers, even though he has never seen either of those shows. We were at Kohls, and the selection was pretty big. He wandered through all of them, including the girls backpacks (small cringe inside hoping he didn't pick one that was pink with a princess on it). He did linger on a Spiderman backpack for a few seconds, but then chose this cute one from the Cars movie. I was actually willing him towards this one :-) It was my favorite of the bunch.
To be completely honest, I would have loved him to have a plain backpack, or maybe one in camo. But I decided that this year he was old enough to choose what he wanted, and I am having to let my dislike for "character" related items be laid to rest. I am being pro-individuality within boundaries, one might say.
Seth goes to school E-A-R-L-Y in the morning. We have to leave by 7:30am and he gets to school by 7:45am. So by the third picture, he was done smiling. Mom, it is too early for this.
We are praying for another great year!