Argghh! It really is 100x harder dealing with this gender thing with boys. If you wish, read through fredalina's post below
for my son's brave words of advice to fred and her daughter Charlotte about picking a backpack.
Fast forward to this afternoon, and I'm looking on Land's End and LLBean for a new backpack for him, because the zipper finally broke on the otherwise excellent backpack he's had from LE since kindy.
What he really wants is this backpack
in the "starry night" pattern. But what he ultimately decided to get was this one
in royal blue. I brought up his brave words of advice to Charlotte, and he said, "But mom, it's not fair, because a girl can bring a camo backpack to school and no one will really tease her. If I bring that backpack, even though there's nothing really girly about it, you KNOW I'll hear about it. It's not fair!" He says this to me with tears in his eyes.
So, Bumpies, help a fellow out. Is the starry night backpack too girly?
High School English teacher and mom of 2 kids:
DD, born 9/06/00 -- 12th grade
DS, born 8/25/04 -- 7th grade