I now find myself with not just a purse (bad enough), but also with a diaper bag and sometimes at least one other bag of “stuff”, despite my best attempts to carry only as much as I can get in one trip with a 26-pound helper on my hip. And the purse’s contents have been revised to a point that you’d no longer know me by the small arsenal and assortment therein. Nestled beside my wallet, you could find chew toys, Kleenex, diapers, wipes, lists of various flavors (from to-do to groceries to reminders to topic ideas to more to-do’s…), Oragel, scraps of paper, rattles, sippy cups, Cheerios (with or without a container – it turns out she eats them either way), animal crackers, graham crackers, crumbs, baby Tylenol, nail clippers, chap stick, cell phone, planner (on hopeful days), an unidentified wad of…ewww!, and that’s not unzipping the compartments… Yes, my purse is nothing short of a suitcase (hey, I should see if my laptop will fit in there!).
As I lug my life on my shoulders, oddly reminiscent of college backpack days, I chuckle to think that someday I’ll be able to carry one of those tiny little purses again…and carrying it will be a bittersweet reminder of another season passed.
“…in part because of a need (and, dare I say, desire?) for a more flexible wardrobe than Levi’s could provide in their denim five-pocket line.”
Yes, it shocked me to discover that most women’s clothes don’t come with generous pockets! How come men get the jackets with the nifty zippered inside pockets and women get “mock” slash pockets on our capri pants?
I actually just had my sister pick up an eyeglass case for me from Target for $1 in a blue habiscus pattern. It is the perfect size for ID, ATM card, cell phone and keys. That’s my first “purse” in ages. The diaper bag just doesn’t cut it if I don’t have a baby in tow, which actually happens every so often!
Hey, that’s a great tip. Might I just add here a large round of *applause* for Target in general! 🙂 Thanks for the tip, Michelle!
If you go shopping, Sarah, it’s an eyeglass case with straps! Yes, I dig target too. My poor sister lives in the boonies of Alabama and there is no Target within a reasonable drive. Yikes!
Although I don’t /think/ I’ll be going shopping…if I do (this upcoming road trip has me making lists of lists), I’ll keep my eyes out for it. Your poor sister indeed! Although we live in the boonies, I guess it’s not THAT boonies-ish! 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying your vay-kay!