February 29, 2008

first 2 backpacks

In order to launch Erase the Dark backpack donations this weekend (see "200 backpacks"), we're going to be sporting kid's backpacks this Sunday-oh, and mine will be the coolest....or should I say both of mine will be. I still have to figure out how to wear both.....
I woke up this morning determined to find a backpack to wear this weekend. So...I drove to the closest store that I knew would have everything I needed. In my haste, I sailed past the shopping carts-thinking I didn't need one - a grave mistake.
I briskly walked to the backpack section of this certain store, and my anticipation grew. I scoured the aisle, only to find the backpack of my elementary school dreams-brown and pink, silk-like, full of secret pockets and printed Hawaiian flowers. THEN my heart lurched as I spotted the pink, green, and brown camouflage with matching purse and I couldn't make up my mind. I pictured the smiles on the 2 5th grade girls faces as they were each handed one of these backpacks and I couldn't resist. As I practically skipped to the school supply section (one backpack over each arm), I thought of the wonderful times my mom and I shopped for school supplies right before a new school year started. Happiness overcame me-mistake #2. I seriously LOADED those backpacks up with everything I ever wanted in Elementary School (hoping the store clerk wouldn't think I was stealing everything AND also not thinking of the cash register outcome.) It was a bit heavy and awkward to lug those filled backpacks half a mile up to the register (I received some questioning stares and raised eyebrows in the process), but with a bounce in my step and a smile on my face, I paid and left the store with my purchases over my shoulders and thought of the girls who would be getting the coolest backpacks that I have ever wanted. I can't wait to see what else we can do for them!

4 comments:

emilyrose said...

YEssss! I got my backpack yesterday. I'm stoked! Check out my blog, I posted a picture of it. Can't wait to see you Sunday with TWO backpacks! I love it.

Rosetta Borgic said...

I read this thinking, for some reason, that Dan was writing it. Imagining him skipping with two girly-sounding backpacks was way funnier than imagining you. I was becoming more and more disturbed until I saw that you, Meghan, posted it. phew!

larry said...

bring on the backpacks...!

Emily Faulknor said...

Meghan, I love you! I was picturing you skipping through the isles filling your backpacks with goodies. The girls who receive them will be greatly blessed thanks to your giving heart. :)