School supplies have been really difficult for us this year. The Moana backpacks available were not really to our taste, and you can’t really have everything Moana. We have so many things that just feature animals, because the only character available is Cinderella or Belle, etc. This year we went with an Elena backpack, which I think is adorable. Elena is cool, and I know ÀiShī is thrilled.
But I also would love for her to have the option to have a backpack or a pencil with someone of her races on it. I was able to have all kinds of things with characters splashed across them, doing amazing things, and looking exactly like me. It was something awesome about childhood, and I think there was something about looking like the characters I loved that enabled me to imagine myself in their adventures.
I hope to do a better job with this next time, or maybe we’ll take a break and have an animal-themed supply year, while I gather better ideas for personalized things for our kid.