So I've done it again...inadvertently left my tween open to embarrassment.
Backstory: At the beginning of the school year, trying to save money I decided my boys could use their backpacks from last year. They were in relatively good condition and if they didn't look good by Christmas I'd get them new bags then. Now when it comes to my tween, I actually thought this through. His backpack has Iron Man on it. I thought, "That'll be fine, but I'll have to get him a more mature backpack when he starts middle school next year." When the school year started he was fine with is Iron Man backpack.
Yesterday: My tween says, "I need a new bag." I'm looking at the bag...it's a little raggedy but not too bad, so I ask why. He says he's the only one in his class with a character on his bag, and the only one with a bag with two shoulder straps. Everyone else has a plain bag with one strap that goes across the chest. Of course he tells me all this with the most pitiful look on his face. My little one was in the room, so I said, "Well maybe Santa will bring you a new bag for Christmas." My little one nodded and agreed. My tween looked at me, completely deadpan and goes, "Really? Santa?" I cracked up!
So what is "Santa" getting your tween so they feel more teen than tot?
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