Two years in a row, I fell prey to a starry-eyed child who’d discovered the World’s Most Perfect Backpack while shopping for school supplies. By October, it had a broken zipper, ripped netting, and a bum wheel. Nice.
This year I wised up and found a personalized backpack that’s built to last but still respects her rock-star style. And now we’re both happy. And that really rocks.
The cool thing is that they’re sturdy, well-made, and loaded with pockets. My second-grader has room for everything she needs, and the gently curved and padded straps are so much more comfortable than the last cheapo backpack she went through last time. And, since it’s Psychobaby, they have tons of awesome designs from girlish and sweet, to punk, to sporty, to poppy, to totally gender neutral. And most styles can be customized with an initial or any other 10 characters, if you’re not into using your kid’s full name.
We have the one shown at top in pink and black skulls, but the motif is subtle enough that no one at school has mentioned it–unlike the pink streak dyed in her brown hair. Plus it can hold nine Geronimo Stilton books at one time. We checked. –Delilah