Friends of my parents like to say “baby gear has never been better”. I can’t count the times I’ve heard “We never had these options”. On the other hand, I wish there was an antique shop that we could visit and explore. The range of baby bags available is extraordinarily “decorated” and made like women’s. I tried hunting online to find something feminine and “prepared” for my husband to wear in Boston, and my efforts were in vain.
They all looked like bags intended to ride the Appalachian trail or cut with cartoons of gingham and owls. Then last month, while in Nantucket we visited take-it-or-leave-it at an island dump, open to the public. With some incredible luck, I saw one of Gerry’s old backpacks there!
I thought that someone must have dug a hole in the roof of their house, thrown it away, and lived in all its former glory. It was a stunning photo of a bunch of ’80s photos taken by my dad holding one. It has fewer belts than its modern counterparts and a seat belt is a no-brainer. I knew my husband would be happy to carry this backpack and I was very happy.
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