I am as of yet, unfazed by the criticism of friends, and resolved to continue using the fanny pack for at least the near future. Do I like the way it looks? Of course not. But while at Disney, I am there to enjoy myself to the fullest amount, and honestly that tacky hip pack makes my life much easier, and more comfortable.
|That fashion no-no on the right is me, with the offending fanny pack.|
Could I carry these things in a fashion forward cross body bag? Of course, and indeed I have, but it's just not as convenient. With a cross body bag, you must either rest it on your lap, or slide it to your side on a ride with a harness. When its on my lap, the bar doesn't always come down far enough to offer safety to my little ones riding with me, so I feel I need to move it to the side. This then causes the lap bar to pull on my purse strap, which pulls on my once broken shoulder, and honestly I find it uncomfortable. And it could still fly up and bounce around. I could take it off, and put it in the little basket area in front of me, but then I could forget it, despite the "Please gather your items and take small children by the hand" warning. Also, when traveling with small children who often wish to be lifted up, doing so also causes the cross body bag to pull uncomfortably on my shoulder.
Many people carry the very cool backpack. Well, that means I have to take it off my back every time I want to sit down on a ride or in any type of seat with a back. Not convenient, and honestly, I'd probably accidentally leave it somewhere. Also, I just don't need something as big and heavy as a backpack. The little fanny pack is just the right size!
|High Fashion Fanny Packs are back! See, I AM fashion forward!|
So for now, I will be a proud member of the Disney Fanny Pack Family. Have no shame fellow fanny packers! Unite for the hands free convenience this "Glamour Don't" provides!
|My 35th Birthday at Disneyland,|
note, I wore a cross-body messenger
bag, as not to embarrass my friends!