Carrying around a 20 lb purse started taking a toll on my shoulders. Finally deciding to clean it out, I found some pretty random objects that made me laugh and say WTF all at the same time. Moms are the luggers of all crap, necessities and the just-in-case-of-emergency. I’ve been through all the stages from newborn to toddler aka snacker and those potty training days where you’d typically find a pair of princess panties at the bottom of my bag. Now that my kids are a little older the items have gotten a little more random and unusual. Some day there will be an end to the diaper bag/purse….right?!
1. The Diaper
One diaper. No wipes. Sh!t might get real interesting if my toddler takes one of his infamous blowouts.
2. Christmas Ornament
It’s now March and the holidays are long behind us. The kids had their own little tree in the playroom that they decorated and undecorated 100 times over. Ornaments could be found in a random shoe and in our kids’ beds. Apparently my purse as well.
Probably a no brainer, right? As the mother of a preschooler and toddler, I have yet to find a way to attempt to keep at their pace without resorting to energy shots and massive amounts of caffeine. Even still they can run circles around me all day long.
Ah playdoh, silly putty, scented dough. The very item that gives me high anxiety and saves my sanity when we go out to eat. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen my stories with the kids rolling their dough while the hubby and I enjoy a non-existent date night. I’ve since starting allowing my kids to play with this nonsense at home, but not before practicing clean-up at a restaurant many times first. Sorry, not sorry.
5. the Binky
The sacred pacifier, paci, binky, mute button. My son hasn’t taken a binky in months now (thank the heavens), but even when he did it was for bedtime only. As it turns out one needed to be stashed in my purse for emergency use only, by who I’m not really sure.
Like it or not, mothers are the carriers of children, small unusual objects labeled as toys, and half eaten snacks. One day my purse may get smaller, but that will just be a reminder that my babies are grown and I’m not needed as much. I’ll take the tiny treasures and the memories that accompany them.
Go check your purse and tell me one thing you have in it that only a mom would have.