I can't believe it's already that time of year again! Back to school shopping wait a minute it feels like summer barely started! Unfortunately my kids start back up in about 3 weeks August 12th to be exact : (
As I'm sure you can tell I wish we had a little longer to spend together just having fun. No schedules no homework stress you get what I mean.
For some reason every year they keep starting earlier and earlier. Anyway with our countdown back to school starting I need to start back to school shopping. We had some errands to run and I figured I would start getting there school supplies, backpacks and lunchboxes.
Well being the awesome organized mom that I am I forgot to bring there supply lists. I figured no problem I can just look them up on my phone. Well that didn't work cause the schools website was down. That's ok though cause then it dawned on me I need to talk to the school to find out if my oldest needs 2 different list's since he's gonna be in a SES class as his homeroom but also in regular class for certain subjects.
But the boys did end up getting there backpacks and lunchboxes. That was another ordeal in its self. They had a hard time choosing which ones they wanted. My oldest really had a tough time. I had asked him if he wanted to go with a character one this year or a regular bigger kid one.
He's 9yr old and going into 4th grade. He said he wanted to go with a character one I told him ok that was fine it's his choice. He seems happy with his decision and I buy them.
As were walking out of the store he says I don't know mom what if I look stupid like a baby. I tell him if he's happy and likes it that's all that matters. I know that's not always reassuring though. Kids can be cruel sometimes. But I want him to be able to choose what he likes not make the choice for him.
Do you let your kids pick there own backpacks? What grade/age do you think is to old for character backpacks?