Then I got to the point where I would just carry a big purse and that would cover it. Over time, I realized that my purse was entirely to heavy. OK, yes, Jessa and Spencer love to pick up stray rocks, so I would find several pounds of rock in the bottom of my purse. I had a purse problem. I finally decided that if I carried a smaller purse, I would have less room for all the "crap" that the kids and I pile into it.
Well, my purse is smaller now, but you won't believe how much "crap" I can cram into it. Every day it has different things in it. It changes based on our needs! The pictures from this post are from the day I realized that I still have a purse problem.
This is my purse. Ain't it cute?
This is what an aerial view of my purse looks like:
Here are the items in my purse:
Here they are one by one, itemized for your enjoyment:
Travel Band-Aids -
a Mom must since no matter how serious the injury, a band-aid makes it better.
Keys to my "Mom Van"
A card from an author that signed some books for some of my family for Christmas
A change purse.
Does this mean that there is not several dollars worth of random change in the bottom of my purse?
No, it does not.
We are addicts.
I always keep extra straws in case a drive-in window shorts us.
Nothing can ruin a car trip faster than one kid without a straw.
Plus, I love Chick-fil-A.
Plus, I love Chick-fil-A.
Kiddie Cold Meds - A must during snotty season.
Random, since I do not EVER wear make-up.
I think I put it in there for the mirror.
Spencer's partially eaten cookie from Subway.
I threw it away after I photographed it. Gross.
(from church for crying out loud).
Actually, just looking at what I am toting around in my purse
makes me need to take some right now.
And he does not have a purse.
Gum - I hate having bad breath.
"Hanitizer" - 'nuff said.
I am so frugal.
Or I shop too much.
You be the judge.
They told me to keep them just in case.
So if I see any untopped milk, I am covered.
My awesome T-mobile G-1
An empty bag from Spencer's frosted flakes to-go that morning.
You never know when you will need them.
Of course, I will never be able to find the one I need. . .
Spencer hearts slinky dog right now.
A snack - Moms get hungry, too.
maybe I should put it in my change purse?
David makes fun of me, but I even need them on cloudy days.
There is a glare.
Squinting makes my head hurt.
The stray bottom stuff.
And yes, she ate it when he gave it to her several days
AFTER he placed it in my purse with no wrapper.
That is true love.
The only truly essential item besides maybe the phone.
I challenge you to look in your purse and see what you find!