So here's the thing... Kassidy and Kameron have perfectly good backpacks from last year. They actually held up surprisingly well. Kameron has a Transformer backpack... and he's still into Transformers. Kassidy has a High School Musical backpack... and she's 8 so DUH she still likes High School Musical. But guess what? They want new ones.
So do I buy my kids new backpacks when Kameron will be getting yet ANOTHER Transformer backpack (of course this one will have Optimus Prime instead of Bumblebee) and Kassidy will either pick a DIFFERENT High School Musical one... or maybe Hannah Montana... or heaven forbid the Jonas Brothers... so in my mind they can just use the ones they have (which are still in VERY good shape) but they both want new ones...
SO you... my blogging buddies and blog readers get to decide if my kids get new backpacks or not! Leave your vote in the comment section:
YES buy your kids new backpacks! New Year, New Stuff!
NO they'll be just fine with the backpacks they have. They can get new ones next year.