My daughter rolls her eyes now and plugs her ears when ever I sing the Backpack Song from Dora the Explorer. Yup, this 3rd grader of mine officially considers herself "too old" for the toddler-oriented cartoon. Sigh. While shopping for a new backpack to start the school year she also told me that she does not want the same type of backpacks we have bought in the past and then she glanced at me as if she knew she had just broken my heart. Another sigh. For the past 3 years I have always bought her a backpack from the designer, Agatha Ruiz del la Prada . I love her childrens line of clothes and gear. However, Saylor really wanted to change her style this year and chose a Roxy backpack . I must admit, it is really very pretty. But, I can't help but wonder if we have now entered the phase which will last an eternity where she wants to have more of a say in her style and where I will have to sometimes put my foot down and say no or bite my tongue and let her express herself.
Sealed with a Kiss, Kirsten