Monday, February 20, 2012

Bag of Wonders

The contents of my purse
My purse…pocket book...whatever you call it, goes with me almost everywhere. Truthfully, I hate the thing. I am jealous of men and their teeny wallets that fit nicely in whatever pocket they choose. This poor bag is full of so much junk it is ridiculous. I’ve been carry the same bag for over six months now and I am in shock that the threads haven’t thrown in towel. Here are the contents of my purse; most of these things have been in here for months…some things were transferred over from the bag I was using before I got this one.

Starting from the left and working towards the right (sort of):

An asterisk is next to the items I’ve used or needed in the past month.

3 pairs of gloves for me. I wore one once this winter.
1 pair of mittens for baby.
2 bibs, one of which is dirty.
4 packs of gum.*
A travel thing of q-tips. This came from previous purse which was when I went on a mini vacation. In July.
Burts Bees chap stick.*
Hand sanitizer.*
Loose change.
A hair elastic.
One paperclip.
2 mechanical pencils.
2 pens.*
An empty camera case. Yes I carry my camera with me. I also carry the case. They never meet.
Really old appointment cards.
A bracelet that broke.
One earring.
Two baby spoons. Probably dirty.
My wallet, that is a mess on its own.
Really old lotion.
Glasses. I use this sometimes. Truthfully, I need to see an eye doctor.
A picture of my niece with santa.
Tylenol. The bottle is like 7 years old. The contents are not. I never take them. It’s for other people.
A container of CJs BUTTer.*
A pocket brush/mirror. Doubles as a child’s toy.
A soothie. It has a lot of purse lint on it. Baby took a pacifier for about a week (he’s 9 months). He likes chewing on them.
A nail clipper.
Black eyeliner.
Two pairs of cheap sunglasses. In case my other 5 pairs of cheap sunglasses go missing all at once.
A disposable diaper that is too small.
A baggie of wipes.*
Baby keys.
Gloves for my big boy.*
A 3ish inch by 3ish inch pile of trash. Gum wrappers. Receipts. Expired coupons. Even if there is a trash can nearby, I choose to place it in my purse like some sort of hoarder.
A dried up wipe.
A baggy of feminine care supplies. I have not had the emergency situation in which needed them since high school days. I guess I carry them for other people. They are really old…do these things expire??
A stick of deodorant. Why? I really don’t know why this is in there.
A trusty hair clip.*

My phone is usually in there too. If I don't answer, it is either because I don't hear it....or because i cant find it in time.

There you have it. I’ve noticed that I have so much because I try to avoid carrying the dreaded diaper bag . I seriously hate the thing. When I am solo with the little dudes, I guess I am sort of a minimalist. I have a bag of things packed up in the car and take the must haves with me via purse. The two kiddos are enough to haul...and I do have a stroller but prefer to put one of the kids on my back with my carrier (look for a post on that soon!) and be sort of hands free. Well one hand free since the other is being held by the little guy.

I guess I have no choice but to like my bag full of junk. It serves me well. For now anyway.

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