Friday, March 28, 2008

My purse. My story.

Last week, at brunch, I observed a new mommy in action. Before sitting down at her table she opened up her gigantic diaper bag and pulled out a high chair cover. She carefully placed her 9 month old son in it, Purelled his hands, and pulled out some colorful gender neutral developmental toys.

Then she sat down. However she never relaxed. Nor did the baby that was overstimulated by all the toys the mommy dumped out of her gigantic diaper bag. The overstimulated baby began to cry and the mother whisked him away in her arms and nervously rocked him. Although, it wasn't so much of a rocking motion it was more of a jitter. The jittered baby started to cry louder and the mom dumped her gigantic diaper bag out to reveal some organic snacks and juices.

We exchanged sympathetic smiles from across the room. I desperately wanted to tell her to relax. Let the baby just be. Let the baby look at your face and play with your necklace. Just relax. However, I couldn't. I was there not too long ago with my first born child. I was a nervous wreck. Becoming a mom and nurturing one child, for me, was a much harder transition then going to two and three children.

When I was pregnant with Jay I spent hours online researching the cutest diaper bag on the market. When he arrived I filled it with colorful toys, organic snacks, two changes of clothes, plenty of bibs, "emergency" bottles, baby Tylenol, extra pacifiers, and I was officially a walking nursery. I felt comfort in being prepared for the unexpected. And everything is unexpected as a new mommy.

Today. I feel seasoned.

Today. I am seasoned. I can tackle the unexpected.

What does a seasoned mom of three carry around in her purse/diaper bag everyday? My sweet and classy friend Jamie challenged me.

This is my purse/diaper bag. It measure nearly 2 feet wide. The BIGGER the bag, the SMALLER I feel. It works magic concealing my muffin top.



Take a peek inside.... This is the epitome of my classy chaos. An unorganized disaster contained within exquisite french leather. There is no method to my madness.


3 diapers, one diaper liner, and an EMPTY box of wipes.



One headband to cover my new bangs I no longer wear down. One un-charged cell phone. One tiny and empty wallet. And a sun glass case carrying my new shades.


One very full and un-used Purell. One empty Eucerin bottle used on Lola's terrible eczema. Three shades of sassy lip gloss. One portable hard drive for the non-profit I edit for. Some kid hair accessories and an empty trial of perfume.


At the bottom of my bag the following items were found....

This is the purse/diaper bag of a mother of three. A seasoned mommy of three.
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Classy Chaos is now officially a meme graveyard.

99classy comments:

Kash said...

OMG, I am first, for the first time! Yay!

Stella said...

I refuse to take a photo of my purse.....maybe...maybe tomorrow...

I am so like you though! I used to be that mom with the diaper bag and the purse. Then it became too annoying. It became too much. It was not me. I now carry an Amy Coe diaper bag as my purse. I LOVE it! IT's HUGE!! It's got my camera, some random mail, doctors bills and orders, diapers, no wipes, change, a bunch of Gerber star puffs, a bag of crayons, my cell on one side, my iPod on the other, change, the baby's growth record book, the handouts from the pediatrician on her latest round of shots, a few feminine hygiene products, two different clinique lipsticks, a chap stick, one pen, and my overstuffed money-less wallet! Occasionally, there is a juice box or sippy cup thrown in, as well!!
I LOVE IT!!

And I still use my cart cover wherever I go but that's because it's totally stylish and I won it and I love it!

The MomBabe said...

ooh, I LOVE this idea. L-O-V-E.

evancalous said...

I'm not on your list, but am going to do this same thing! It made me laugh and I want to challenge MY readers to do the same thing!

Kristen said...

Thanks so much for sharing your purse! I think seeing someone's purse is a great way to get to know them. :-)

Plus, this week I have had a hard time thinking of what to write about, and I appreciate you making my Friday easy for me. Yahoo!!

Thanks again, and why are you no longer wearing your bangs down? Did you change your mind?

Jen said...

I love this idea! I'm not on your list...but I am a mom of 3 and I have the Target receipts and a wallet...when I remember, my cell phone. I don't go more than outside of my 5 mile radius from home, so if she poops at the grocery store, we just ditch the cart in an aisle and head home!

Wendi said...

Thanks for the homework. I am on it. I think the contents of my purse will look remarkably similiar to yours. Especially the contents on the bottom!

tricki_nicki said...

Nice stash you've got there! You're definitely prepared in case of an emergency - or you would be if you went and filled up that wipe container...

LaskiGal said...

Yes, I can see. Clearly seasoned. I am that mom with the diaper bag AND purse--I'm new at this--OBVIOUSLY. I have all the required paraphernalia--a little baggy of wipes, creams, salves, powders, diapers, extra outfit, cloth diapers, chew toys, at least three pacifiers, a first aid kit . . . can ya tell I'm new at this or what? We won't even discuss my purse. I still owe Jamie that pic . . .

MamaWise said...

You caught me one day too late! I just emptied and cleaned out my purse two days ago... stupid cleaning kick I am on. I'll have to come back to this again when my purse builds up again LOL.

lattemommy said...

Such fun! Thanks for the tag! I'll have to put this on my weekend to do list.

Great bag!

The 5 Bickies said...

I have had my eye on your purse - love it. Mine is spotless...a rarity...only because I had to wait 10 mins in the car for hubby and happened to have a ziploc. I filled a gallon ziploc with the crap in my purse. Today it has a wallet, cellphone, gum, pens, checkbook, and a couple of lollipops from the bank.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Thanks for the tag! I'll do it this weekend!

Pssst...I have 3 kids. I know the current photo I have up is only of 2 of them though.

Ruth said...

Oooh, box of empty wipes... thanks for the reminder, I need to buy more! Now that my daughter's 7, I find my purse is my own again. Aside from some little candies she likes. And the occasional happy meal toy I pick up. And the extra tissues for her nose. And the notebook in case she's bored. Okay, so maybe it's not quite my own yet!

zoeyjane said...

ooh, i will hand in my homework tomorrow, though i think you'll find it terribly boring. :)

just jamie said...

Glad you played along.

Check your mail. I'll be sending you along some wipes, a phone charger, extra Eucerin, and a bag of Rainbow Goldfish (a big hit around here).

You are darling my friend. Love the bag, the contents, and the girl slinging it over her shoulder.

Laura said...

Too funny...you can always spot the newbies and the vets in parenting by their bag!

For my rst child I carried an entire nursery...for baby 2, less than a year later, I purged a bit since I had to have 2 of everything...and now with # 3, I carry an extra diaper...most of the time!!!!

Thanks for sharing - I am looking forward to seeing what others carry...I may even be brave and participate on my blog!

Smart A$$ Mom said...

What a great idea!! I am soooo going to reveal the depths of my bag, whether you asked or not!

Sue said...

Ooo, I want to play along, but not until later.

This Southern Belle said...

Love this--I've got to do this now! BTW, love your purse!

Karen said...

I love your purse! Truly classy chaos. haha You're right, you're seasoned now. The essentials now involve hair accessories all around, lip gloss and diapers.

Thanks for the tag, I'll have to go dig through my purse.

Stephanie said...

As a classy mother of just one beautiful child, I have to say, my fancy diaper bag has been used once. I too throw everything in a purse and it's a bit chaotic but it works. I usually have a couple diapers and a snack - none of the other stuff though. I also have one wipe in my container when I looked so thanks for the reminder!

I'm glad to know that nothing will have to change whenever we decide to procreate again! :)

The VerWaynes said...

This isn't so much about what's in my bag - although I am carrying a very classy pink and canvas bag for spring - but this is a story from last summer that reminded me of the mom you wrote about...
http://verwaynia.blogspot.com/2007/08/humility.html

lululambrocker said...

Hi OHmommy, this is my first post, but I've been enjoying your blog for a while! :) What a great topic! Not being a mommy yet myself, I can't say for sure what I will do when the day comes regarding the diaper bag situation, but I am pleased to see it's possible to keep it classy and fabulous!

Jolyn said...

Oh my gosh, I knew a woman who also used the exact same classy $$$ diaper bag. Her children were out of diapers when I knew her but she still uses the bag as her most excellent travel purse.

I wasn't on your list because I rarely comment, but I love reading your tales. My diaper backpack, as a mother of three, is also very seasoned. I keep some wipes in a sandwich baggie.

THopgood said...

How fun! I may have to use this as inspiration for a weekend post. I have 3 kids but my youngest is 5....so...no more diaper bags for me =)

Karen C. said...

Well, I'm not on your list (sniff, sniff) but this does look like fun. Thanks for the great post idea!! :)

Steph said...

Ok so I wasn't tagged (she says with tears droping on her keyboard) no worries I can take it like a big girl! I loved the post and plan to play along even if you didn't invite me to the party! :)

Kash said...

Yes me too, I'll work on my post this weekend, but first I have to decide which purse to choose!

Kash said...

Yes me too, I'll work on my post this weekend, but first I have to decide which purse to choose!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

You are SO going to laugh when I do mine (Jamie tagged me but I still haven't done it). Let's just say my purse is half the size and covers all the same bases.

Carrie said...

I can so relate to that first time mom. I was a nervous wreck when we went out. I still am. I was at a moms group event the other day and one lady told me to chill out and ignore my son. I think I am just terrified that everyone will be talking about what a brat he is if I let him do anything wrong. Instead, apparently they are talking about what an overbearing nervous wreck I am. Whoops!

My purse/diaper/gym bag is scary. It's got gym gloves, headbands, ipod shuffle, random loose raisins, cheddar bunnies, cereal bars, lots of diapers since the boy only poops when we are out of the house, random Wiggle action figures. . . who knows what else is in the depths.

P said...

I was once one of those jittery moms, and I want a do-over with that baby!

Melissa said...

Yeah, now I have something to blog about today! And the mom you talked about...that was so me!! I'm so glad we're past that point!

Don Mills Diva said...

I will do this one on the weekend. I love your purse - so great!

Karen MEG said...

As I was reading this post and DROOLING over your bag (where are my wipes when I need them?), I was thinking about my own bag(s) ... I've got multiple personalities, I tend to change it up a bit.
I had to laugh at that honkin' big bag o' goldfish that fit in there!!!
And I so agree with you about the new mom thing. My sis and SIL are both new moms, they seem to have gotten their rhythm now with their 7 month olds, but there is the odd occasion when I have my inner chuckles.
Thanks for the tag, this one will be fun!!

MamaWise said...

P.S. I am not sure if you participate in MEMEs, but I tagged you for one anyway because I puffy heart you!!!

Kelly said...

I am all over this tomorrow.

I so use to be that mom. Now, I am probably more laid back than I should be. I sometimes just head out with my keys, kids, and credit card. Those are usually the trips where someone has a diaper blowout.

Ashlee said...

Your bag looks just like mine. That means it's PERFECT! :0)

Kathryn said...

Love the purse as a diaper bag/purse. I do that too. Although my purse is not as classy as yours. ;)

Holly said...

I'm several years out from the diaper bag stage, but you'd be surprised at how much stuff you still carry around for your kids. Fun meme!

girlymom said...

I will take you up on your challenge, but I have to do it two ways...the little baby stage I am currently in and the normal everyday life once little teeny baby stage is past, this is the small bag with a diaper and a wipe, a wallet and a phone...keys if I can find them!

I used to be the mom with the HUGE diaper bag...store bought baby registered...HUGE. Then as if one HUGE bag wasn't enough I tried for the backpack kind. Turns out that now, with the teeny tiny baby stage, I use the diaper bag from the hospital...Free, not store bought baby registered. Funny how that works!

Have a great weekend!

Huckdoll said...

Best meme ever, missy. Thank you for the tag.

PS. I love your head scarf, so very classy.

Shirley said...

Junk I don't need and cough drop wrappers and tissue that hasn't been used, but is wadded up and dirty looking. There's a botle of nose spray, a bottle of hand lotion, three bottles of pills and enough chap stick to un-wrinkle the lips of an entire snow skiing team.

And somewhere in that mess is a wallet a checkbook a cell phone and keys to my vehicle, house and office.

But the most important thing in my purse is pictures of my grandchildren. I may not be able to find anything else in there, but I can find those pictures.

LunaNik said...

Oh I LOVE the purse meme!!! I'm so excited. My purse is not so designer as yours but is still frugally stylish in an "I'm so punk rock I wear safety pins as jewlery" kind of a way. Can't wait to show you!

kimmy said...

I couldn't wait to ditch my diaper bag...I bought my first Coach purse once the kids were old enough to not need the Mary Poppins bag when ever we were out!

Have a great weekend!

Kimmy

April said...

I love this post for so many reasons! Mainly, though, I'm just grateful my kids are old enough that I no longer need to carry diapers.

Mr Lady said...

I see your purse challenge, and i raise you one title of Worst Mother Ever.

I will let you know when it's up.

Amy said...

I observed a mother using a large YSL bag as a diaper bag a couple of years ago. I was childless and marveled at her classiness as we sat across the aisle from each other in our NBA season ticket holder seats for the Sacramento Kings. I never spoke to her, because she was Mike Bibby's fiancee and a bit of a celebrity to me.

I will show off my bag later this week.

Taj said...

Thankyou for writing about your purse.

This is what is in mine:

IT is a nice sized black leather shoulderbag - I forget what type.

Inside it I have:

A very tatty looking wallet/coinpurse containing my cards, assorted notes and some loose change.
My cell-phone and house keys (carkeys are also on the keyring).
2 out of date diaries (one from 2006, one from 2007) - yes there are 2 and yes they are out of date but I NEED those diaries - they have notes, phonenumbers, addresses written in them - I would honestly be lost without them!
Underneath these are an assortment of old screwed up receipts that really should be sorted and either filed or thrown out.
And right at the bottom beneath all this is a small plastic doll, just under $1 in assorted coins, a bottle of rescue remedy, a perfume sample,3 pens, 2 lipsticks and a paperclip

This is the bag of a 38 yr old mother of 4 girls who's ages range from 3yrs up to 9 yrs old

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I did this a a couple of weeks ago. It's so fun and elightening. I'm with you-BIG purse!

http://jugglinglife.typepad.com/juggling_life/2008/03/the-purse-post.html

Kendra said...

May I just tell you that I adore your blog? I also like your purse. Mine is a lil' larger than yours but it holds everything for my 3 kiddos.
Isn't motherhood to *3* simply blissful?

Amy said...

My favorite diaper bags are Anne Taylor/Ann Taylor Loft/Baby Gap/ bags. You know the little shopping bags made out of heavy paper. I LOVE them, as I can fit the essentials. They have heavier handles than a regular shopping bag and they work just fine for me. Then I just carry my wristlet(glorified wallet on a string).

Becoming Mommy said...

De-lurking:
I actualy keep my diaper bag and purse seperate. Because I need to go to the office and keep my purse, but the bag gets left with the baby at Grandma's or Daycare.
My purse is also a breifcase. Phone, PDA, laptop, dayrunner,makeup, spare hose...totally ready for my usual day.
Diaper bag is a huge Eddie Bauer one from Target. A few wipes, maybe 2 diapers, changing pad, desitin, lotion (eczema, it's a necessity), one change of clothes, some strawberry puffs, 1 meal, 1 bottle, and some tylenol. Usually I forget toys and just give him paper cups or something to play with. Sometimes I remember his blankie. I do use the high chair cover and placemats. It's because the minute he sits down, he immediately starts biting both the high chair and the edge of the table. I'm not paranoid on cleanliness, but ew....there's stuck goop of unknown origin.

mamatulip said...

I know I did this meme before, but I can't find the post, so I guess that means I'll have to do it again. :)

I love this post!

Beth said...

Love it! I usually only run around with my Coach wallet, that's it. I leave a diaper, wipes, snacks in the car. I'm so not into carrying the extra baggage (I'm *not* calling my kiddos extra baggage) :)

Cecily R said...

My purse is in desperate desparate need of a funeral. It needs to be retired. It. Is. Sad.

That said, I LOVE the way you set up this meme. In true Classy fashion you made it fabulous!!

AND I am very comforted that you have a few grungies at the bottom of your purse. I feel a little better about my nasty purse that needs to die...a little. :)

Tracey said...

Sheeeyyooottt. I don't even carry a "bag" anymore. Just grab an old backpack and my purse (with a wallet, hair tie and pen inside) and pitch some clean toddler undies and a few Star Wars guys in it before we head out. I will go through my bag though, and see what I find. Hopefully, no bugs...

renatamic said...

yay!!what a fun way to spend a friday afternoon at work!! so much better than the "do you know me" emails!! hahahahaha!
i have the same purse as you - and although LV names it the 'neverfull' i beg to differ. let's see how different my childless bag is than yours :-)
in mini pocket: BIRTH CONTROL, work ID card, various gift cards, pen, plumper lip gloss, chapstick, keys on TCO hearttag key ring, earrings i have been meaning to get fixed since NYE, tissue, cell phone, blackberry

in the bottom of the bag: hairbrush, 2 checkbooks, travel wine opener (for emergencies), hand cream, diet pills, eye glasses, sun glasses, black quilt 180s, photo wallet with pics of jay and lola and fifi, cash wallet that is full of lots of cc's but no cash (ha!!), water bottle, makeup case with my daily application needs, OH's cereal box (to leave at the office for when i forget to eat brekkers), ipod, freshly charged camera, two hair ties, headband....AND DONE!!

Lisa said...

Alright - I'm emptying the contents of my purse onto my blog. And my diaper bags.

I think you are so right. You become "less prepared" and "more prepared" as you go down the path of motherhood. Question...do I get your cool purse if I have a third baby???

Traceytreasure said...

You are so cute! You made me laugh out loud with the muffin top comment. I'm figuring out that I'd better start loving mine or exercise. Yuck! Love the purse! Don't you feel sorry for the mom and the baby you saw. I see it all the time too. Poor thing, probably only had 2 hours of sleep total last night. Did her shoes match? Have a great weekend! Hugs!

Eve Grey said...

Great idea! I am going to post mine. Oh, the horror.

jennie said...

i am a mommy to two and still have my very unrelaxed moments. my diaper bag is quite relaxed however, a timbuktu bag (they are popular in these hills) filled with a couple of diapers, a whole bunch of broken crayons, and and some bath and body works foaming kid hand wash that i have had for a year. i never have wipes either.

katie said...

I have 4 kids. By the time I got to the last one, I would run out with a diaper in one hand, and him in another. never prepared. but we always made it through and we're still alove.

I will have to do this challenge. You'll see that I don't look like a mommy at all, if you're just looking at my purse.

andrea j said...

Since my boys started potty training I have put extra clothes, undies, and diapers/wipes in the van. Sometimes I don't even take the diaper bag on short trips. They have come in handy more than a few times (especially since I have car sick boys).

I love the diaper bag/purse combo idea. Fun meme! (I want to see stella's cart cover-I have thought of making one)

Amy said...

ok first of all...I love the bag...I'm not quite the "classy" mom you are and I don't own a designer anything...but I do covet that bag...loved the story..you always paint quite a picture...and the contents of your bag...that of a truly seasoned mom...my motto has always been.."if I have my lipgloss everything else will be o.k."

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Wow. I just want the bag. Screw what's in it! I love the look of the seasoned mom.

Flea said...

Oh what fun! I carried diaper bags and totes for so long that I gave up carrying anything once the kids were out of diapers. Two or three years of stuffing cash and license in the back pocket got old, though. And I did this meme earlier this month! What fun!
http://thegoodflea.com/2008/03/whats-in-good-fleas-purse.html

secret agent mama said...

This is great. I will empty my "bag" tomorrow. I just did away with the diaper bag a week ago. I'm shopping for something even less diaper baggish.. I will share my woes on my blog tomorrow!

Stalno te sakam!

Sandy C. said...

Your purse is so cute! I just had to tell you. What a great idea for a post. You are so brave for showing the contents of your purse :) I'm guilty of not cleaning out my bag for months, and shoving everything under the sun in there. I'll post my pics soon (Monday?)

I'll start scooping out the Cheerio crumbs now ;)

carrie said...

Oh, oh, oh! I am so excited to do this.

The sheer amount of randomness contained in my purse will shock you!

And your bag, your lovely bag, is the coolest "diaper bag" I've ever seen!

A Man Among Mommies said...

I guess my Diaper Bag being an At Home dad is my "Man Purse" I have streamlined over the years being a father of three. Not too happy with the new bag...

I see so many new parents in that panicked state. As I walk though the mall with 3 boys in tow I wonder what they think as mine act like boys...

Blog Hopping Daddy...

Mom Of 3 said...

I too am a mom of three, but in my purse I have my stuff. The kids have a diper bag, that I never take in anywhere, and should I need something I always have to go to my car to get it. LOL When I was a mom of just one, I had a huge diper bag that doubled as a pharmacy, closet, toy box. You name it I had it in the bag. Now I realize who needs all that? LOL

amandashead said...

Now THIS is a fantastic idea. I think I will steal it tomorrow while avoiding "quality time" with the in-laws.

Great blog...I will surely be back for more!

~~bloghoppin!!~~~

tobymine said...

Ha! I am that new mommy! My diaper bag is small, but it has 4 diapers, a pack of wipes, a change of outfit and T shirt, a pacifier, and we usually bring 2 extra bottles, just in case.

It isn't very heavy though, probably because it's so small.

Cheri said...

Now I'm hungry for Goldfish!

I love your take on big purses. I had an ever-so-slightly different view when Jamie tagged me. (My purse tag post was my List Day 13 on March 13th.)

kellyo75 said...

This is awesome. I am a mother of three, too. I SO was that mom, too. I laugh at the thought. My youngest is three, so my purse is NOW my purse. No goldfish, no diapers, no empty wipes (and mine were always empty!). If they want their things, they bring their own bags.

Tara said...

So glad I found your blog....You left a comment about my sister feeding my girlies junk on my mom's blog (Memaw Bakes' Memories).

Thanks for keeping it real!...Especially in this post. So, so true.

I, too, am a seasoned Mommy of two. Sometimes a little underseasoned, but still seasoned nonetheless.

Lisa said...

Mine is usually empty thanks to a very busy baby ;)
If you see a checkbook lying in the middle of a park next to a little box of organic raisins, please send it back to me lol!

tyfamilyadventures said...

I just bought a new purse so for now it is clean so I didn't take a photo.What I found in my old one was pretty interesting.Partially opened bag of gummies,loose gummies,kleenex,purell,wipes,Braidis sock,partially chewed gum in an old wrapper,cheerios.All the yummy stuff in a moms purse.

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

ohMommy -- neat idea. my little bag of tricks holds wallet checkbook gunk but i also always carry around a cross stitch project and reading material ... so i always have something to do when i wait somewhere.

very impressed that you even shared the pic of the garbage food stuff lost in the bottom of your bag. he he. fun idea, kathleen

TZT said...

I wonder why the magical properties of Goldfish aren't heralded more often. I knew Cheerios were inevitable, but I'm totally dependent on the fish these days.

Nice post.
Bloghopping,
Tracy

BusyDad said...

As a guy, I can only contribute that random loose goldfish were a staple in my cargo pants pockets for many years. Now it's action figures and their weapons. I just don't have the room for lip gloss...

Purple Teacup said...

This seasoned mom is very spicy with her Target receipts as well....=)

E said...

Big purses also make your butt look smaller. My purse is the size of a small country. Alas so is my butt....

Maria said...

I love this one! And I love your bag! Very cute! It's funny how only women would be so interested in what's in each others bags. Ha, ha. Thanks for the tag. I'll do it soon:)

EatPlayLove said...

You HAVE to try California Baby Calming Cream (in a tub container) for your daughter's eczema. You can purchase it at whole foods. It works wonders!

MCmommy said...

The McPurse contents have been revealed! :)

Kimber said...

OhMommy...you do NOT wnt to see. Mine looks an awful lot like yours minus the sunglass case (because the case is lost) minus the keys because I lost them this week too and add some kind of gameboy/leapster! I might take you up on he challenge and post it if I have time this week though.

Kim

April said...

Ooh, this will be a fun one...I bet there is just crumpled up receipts and some garbage in mine. LOL I WILL participate though! Give me a day or so....

Robin said...

You didn't ask specifically, but I know you are all dying to know what is in an engineer's purse. Come visit and see if you dare.

Beth said...

"It works magic concealing my muffin top."

I love that line! That must be why I keep leaning toward gigantic purses when I'm shopping for a new one!

Amy said...

Thanks for the tag, I'll have to do it later this week! It's probably not as exciting as you think though! Half the time when I leave the house I just grab my ID, credit card and cell phone.

Stacie said...

what a great meme!

Victoria said...

This made me laugh! Us seasoned moms are so much wiser, right? =)

I was just thinking I really want a third child (it's not possible, really) because I clearly learned everything I needed to on my first two. =)

Sweet. Bag.

Jessica said...

That is absolutely hilarious....

I might do this one after vacation...

I especially like the goldfish at the bottom of the purse... PRICELESS

The Rockin' Wife said...

I love this meme. We basically carry the same things. Except you have 3 diapers in there. Sometimes I only manage to have one. My daughter pooped once when we were out and I did not have any in my purse. As luck would have it, we were at the pediatrician's office. (GREAT place to look like Incompetent Mom) I now stash a few in my glove compartment for real emergencies.

Tari said...

I hate packing around a big bulky diaper bag I too double my purse. usually one diaper and an empty thing of wipes. and some junk on the bottom

The Schneider's said...

Even though I am just a mom of one the contents of our purses are very similar. And I agree the bigger the purse the better! When shopping for new purses now I always go for the "tote" collection! ;)

 

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