Recently, my husband, David, and I took our son, Cooper, on a long-awaited family trip to New York City. Cooper had been asking to go for a number of years, mostly because they have subway trains there (my son is crazy about trains) and he loved the scenes from the movie “Escape From Madagascar” that highlight the Central Park Zoo. We decided to take Cooper’s lead and start our trip in Central Park seeing the various statues, street performers, and visiting the famous zoo. While at the zoo watching the seal feeding, I looked over and noticed my husband wearing my son’s very stylish Woody and Buzz Lightyear backpack. He happened to be standing next to another dad wearing his daughter’s pink flowered backpack with two longhaired doll heads sticking out of the top. I immediately grabbed my phone out of my pocket and snapped a picture. I loved it. I believe most moms would agree – these two men looked super hot sporting their kid-themed man purses.
My husband will probably think of Zach Galifianakis’ scene from “The Hangover” if he sees this post, but I love that he will walk around with my son’s backpack, sporting several allergy labels on the outside, and he could care less what anyone thinks.
“Phil Wenneck: You’re not really wearing that are you?
Alan Garner: Wearing what?
Phil Wenneck: The man purse. You actually gonna wear that or are you guys just f***** with me?
Alan Garner: It’s where I keep all my things. Get a lot of compliments on this. Plus it’s not a purse, it’s called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one.
Phil Wenneck: So does Joy Behar. “
courtesy of IMDB
Later, while my husband and son were resting at the hotel, I snuck out for a cup of coffee. On my stroll, I stumbled upon a designer boutique filled with gorgeous handbags. Suddenly, I found myself sucked into the store staring googley-eyed at the shelves brimming with bright colored bags. I looked at a price tag, a much needed snap back to reality, and thought, “That’s more than my first car!” I quickly got out of there and continued on to the coffee shop; all the while thinking about my husband’s man purse he had been wearing all day, how handbags are such eye candy for women, and if I put that price tag amount into my son’s college savings, how much money would that be after 12 years of compounded interest?