I thought I had him convinced. Something more mature this year. Something understated and, well, just not so GLOSSY.
But the lure of the Disney store proved too powerful, and the half-priced Superhero backpacks and lunch boxes just wouldn't be ignored.
So, while I'd hoped for something camoflauged or sports-themed, we are now the (VERY) proud owners of a Buzz Lightyear backpack and matching lunch tote.
My very wise friend (and mother of four boys) advised me to cherish these days. Before I know it, my son will be begging me to stop sending him to school with anything except a brown bag lunch with his name scribbled in marker.
So, today, I will be grateful that my little boy is still enticed by the antics of a spaceman and his friends.
Buzz Lightyear - to the rescue!