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Wait..THIS makes me a 'bad mom'

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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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zoegirlsmom
by Platinum Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

My kids are on the third or fourth year with theirs, maybe someone should call CPS.

lnrmom
by Ruby Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I guess I'm a bad mom too. My girls don't even use backpacks. *shrug*

Superlaura328
by Platinum Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

LOL my kids will be reusing theirs as well... they are in perfectly good shape! I guess I'm a bad mom, too! :P

CrimsonRose01
by ~Cassandra~ on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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Was it on Cafe Mom? LOL anything and everything makes you a "bad mom" here. 

Oh, and my kids would be using their backpacks over if they were still in good shape too, so I guess I'm a bad mom as well. 

la-cosa-nostra
by Gold Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

i am buying my DD a new one for 1st grade because the one i bought her last year is all messed up, but i dont see anything wrong with reusing it if its still in good condition

JTROX
by Platinum Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

It doesn't make you a bad mom.  There is nothing wrong with reusing a book bag.

We go and pick out new ones every year just for fun.

IncognitoOne
by Ruby Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

EH...I bought new backpacks, but the ones from last year have tiny holes in the bottom and busted zippers.

I get a lot crap (even from my parents, lol) for not buying new school clothes. I could clothe 6 school age boys...and I only have 2 boys, so WHY buy more? I will buy new shoes though.

funlovinlady
by Gold Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Well if you're a horrible mom, I am to. My kids are reusing their backpacks.

RunningJunkie05
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Yup, my DD is reusing her's this year. I have to buy DS a new one though because there is a part that has something really sharp poking out of it for some strange reason.

PaganKitty67
by Silver Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

My kids are reusing theirs from last year. I bought them both Jansport.

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