Last night I took the kids to Target to pick up a few things. We walked past the Back to School section, so Mason wanted to look at backpacks for preschool. He immediately saw Speed Racer and then Cars ... he decided on Cars. I told him he could get a lunch box and thermos too ... wow, I totally had some deja vu from my childhood going on when I was looking at the thermoses. Did you know that thermoses these days have soft straws?! So cool! Scary to think that I'm buying these for my kids now!
While we were looking, I found a super cute Hello Kitty backpack for Payton. It was full size and a bit big, but adorable nonetheless. Not gawdy, but a cute, simple backpack that was black, pink and silver. There was also an adorable lunch box and thermos to match. I was so excited ... thinking she will be the cutest little thing wandering the halls of preschool.
Well ... Ms. Thang wanted nothing to do with Hello Kitty. Rather, she was much more interested in the Disney Princess backpack. Gawdy, cartooney ... ish. It also was a backpack on wheels, so she was having a blast pulling it up and down the aisles. I kept Hello Kitty in the cart, thinking I could gank the Disney Princesses and she wouldn't notice. Ha. Every time I put Disney Princess back on the shelf, she screamed at me and got it back. I showed her Hello Kitty and she yelled, "Nooo!" Ooook then! So I guess it isn't about what Mom wants, but what Chicky wants? Needless to say Hello Kitty got put back on the shelf and the Disney Princesses are now hanging on the hook next to Cars. Sigh ... maybe next time Mom.