**warning, this post is going to inform you on the kinds of things that fill my brain these days. & it's nothing deep or really meaningful. read @ your own risk :)
i've got a dilemma.
a backpack dilemma.
well, it's actually worse than that. if you know me very well, you know i'm pretty bad @ making decisions. bad. it's like i become paralyzed with making the exact right decision in situations & especially if it's a big decision. this is a lot of the reason why my house has really only 2 rooms decorated & you'll still find blank frames on the walls!! i know, it's probably some diagnosable illness or something.
i'm pretty proud of myself that i just purchased a quilt & sheets for hudson's big boy bed last week. but of course i've been contemplating this purchase for 9 months, so it was about time!! but don't you worry - i kept the receipt just in case i find something better! i guess i have commitment issues - it's just that i always worry that i will find something i like better.
it's a curse.
anyway, back to the backpack - it's almost "back to school" time & hudson is off to mother's day out for the first time (gulp) this year. i think i might be masking my feelings of seeing my little guy go off to "school" for the first time. this masking is coming out in the form of backpacks.
i CANNOT for the life of me commit to a darn backpack.
i cannot decide. what color? what color to monogram? what type of lunchbox? are clip on lunchboxes really nice, or do they stick out too much? do i get one that goes IN the backpack, or will i then wish for a clip-on one? will this backpack be too big? will this one be too small? will this one hold up? ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
originally, i wanted either an orange one with dark green monogram, or navy with light blue lettering. simple, right? you'd think i could find it, but no! so i think after much deliberation, i'm going with this one...
it's from land's end & features the clip on lunchbox. really, it's for bigger kids, but after talking with several moms, i've heard it's good to go with a bigger one if you want to keep it for awhile. it's not navy, but it's dark enough to stay nice looking i hope & i think i'm still going to go with light blue lettering. i hope it looks right. they recommend black, but i think that might be a little boring. thoughts?
so i'm going with this one.
i'm sure of it.
unless i go with this one...
so cute, huh??! i love the bright green. (l.l.bean)but i think i'd have to do white lettering. i was just about to pull the trigger on this one, when i discovered, horror upon horror (!), i discovered you cannot get the lunchbox monogrammed. bumm-er! now before you think i'm just totally being ridiculous, i really do think he needs his name on the lunchbox @ this age, so it's easily identifiable. and for the same amount of $$, i'd rather monogram it than use a sharpie marker, you know. oh, & this on doesn't clip on the back pack. which may or may not be a good thing - i haven't figured that out yet!
and of course pbkids always has super cute stuff...
i'm dying here.
i really think i'm just going to do the blue. but i worry that the light blue thread will be too much with the blue, & then navy & then black zippers... i just don't know.
i guess i need to give myself a deadline :)