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Anonymous
Wait..THIS makes me a 'bad mom'
by Anonymous
July 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM
Someone told me I am a bad mom because I am making DS and DD reuse their backpacks from last year. DS (entering grade 2) has a bright green one with a skull. DD (entering grade 1) has a purple one with peace signs on it.
They are still in excellent shape, just need to be washed, so what's the point in buying new ones?

Replies

  • notjstanothrmom
    July 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM
    My son will reuse his backpack. It's an LL Bean, I bought it to last.
  • Mommy2b2many
    July 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM
    There is no point in buying new ones. That's a stupid thing for someone to call you a bad mom over
  • justbreatheOx
    July 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM
    Are you kidding me? People are so petty.
  • anotherhalf
    July 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM
    I'm a bad mom too then. DS has been using the same one for three years. I asked him if he wanted a new one this year and he said he didn't care. Oh well.
  • vegaswife2011
    July 24, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Lol, no it doesn't make you a bad mom! It's a backpack, not like you're stuffing her into clothes that are 5 sizes to small! 

  • OneAllergicMama
    July 24, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    I make my kids reuse their backpacks if they are in good shape.  I don't see the point in adding to an already growing garbage problem in our country.  I even stitched up one of the pockets in DS2's backpack because it had come undone.

    If they did need new backpacks, I make them wait until after school has started - Target is quick to put them on clearance.

  • LilysMama719
    July 24, 2013 at 10:18 AM
    Doesn't make you a bad mom. That's ridiculous.
  • KaylinC03
    July 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    That doesn't make you a bad mom. People are ridiculous.

  • HelloSweetie
    July 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Oh I wish my kiddo could make a backpack last for another year lol

  • ColtsFan1912
    July 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Oh yes. That makes you a horrible TERRIBLE mom *rolls eyes*. I don't see the point of replacing things that are still in good shape either.

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