Soon, another little boy will be going to school for the first time. Theo, the son of a colleague, is about to set his first steps on the playground. So I asked his mum about his preferences, and I used the same backpack recipe as I did before: the Toddler backpack pattern from Made By Rae, with fluorescent highlights and an application. Theo’s theme: cars.
Apparently, Theo is not the only one who likes cars. When our little boy saw this backpack, he decided it was his. His own dinosaur one was thrown in a corner, accompanied with the exclamation ‘That’s not Theo’s, that’s mine’. Not much later, he did get his dinosaur one back. But that was only to get his picture name tag, so he could fix it to the new backpack. Ah kids, you’ve got to love their honesty *ahem*.
To distract him, we went to the park. That way, I could secretly take some pictures of this bag, while our little boy focussed on finding branches. There are always some certainties in life.
In the meantime, the backpack arrived safely with Theo. Our little boy seems to have forgotten about it. Although he did tell his grandma a rather elaborate story on how his old backpack would be replaced by a new one. So there may be some trouble ahead when he needs to go back to school after the Easter holidays. Luckily, it’s not me who’ll be taking him to school, but his daddy. Mooahahahaha 🙂