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Wait..THIS makes me a 'bad mom'

Anonymous
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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?
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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notjstanothrmom
by Ruby Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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My son will reuse his backpack. It's an LL Bean, I bought it to last.
Mommy2b2many
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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There is no point in buying new ones. That's a stupid thing for someone to call you a bad mom over
justbreatheOx
by Platinum Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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Are you kidding me? People are so petty.
anotherhalf
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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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
by Emerald Member on Jul. 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
by Platinum Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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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
by Emmy on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:18 AM
Doesn't make you a bad mom. That's ridiculous.
KaylinC03
by Platinum Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

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

HelloSweetie
by Gold Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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Oh I wish my kiddo could make a backpack last for another year lol

ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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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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