Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Find Just the Right "Mom" Purse
Finding just the right "mom" purse has been a challenge for me for years. Some were too small, some too big, but none were just the right size. I kind of sound a lot like Goldilocks!! Guys are lucky, they can just carry around their wallets in their back pockets. When you're a new mom pretty much everything goes into the diaper bag. As your kids get a little older, they don't require so many items, but do require snacks, etc. So, you can get away with them carrying a small backpack for their stuff, but there again you still need a purse. When they get even older they still require things, "hey mom, got a tissue in your purse?", or "how about something to eat?" Given that my kids are now 15 and 7, I can't really carry around a diaper bag anymore and the only time my kids cart around backpacks on a regular basis are for school. So, I went on the hunt for a purse, still not knowing what exact size would be right. I have to mention also, that I wasn't going to pay an arm and leg. If any of you have looked for a purse lately, a halfway nice one is at least $20.00 or more. I am pretty hard on my purses, some have completely ripped at the stitching because I try to shove too much into them. I lost track of how many stores I went looking for that "just right" purse. Some were so darn small, I couldn't even fit my wallet in it. Those little purses are kind of cute though. I decided I would go the route of a larger purse. I am happy to report that I did find one that originally was $70.00, but I got it for $7.00 (anybody that knows me well, knows I almost always use coupons), but I'm beginning to think that my purse might be a little too big. The other day my daughter gave me her cell phone to hang on to. She has recently started carrying a purse in the past year or so, so most of the time she can carry her own stuff. I guess this particular circumstance she didn't have it, so I tossed it into my purse. When she wanted it back I couldn't find it! After quite a bit of searching we found it, thank goodness. If any of you out there have a teen with their own cell phone, you know that not being able to find your phone is a major crisis! On any given day in my purse you can find quite a potpourri of things, the other day my daughter pulled out a diaper. She was like, "what's this doing in here?" I wish I could say my little guy was trained in that department, but until he is, I like to be prepared. I also keep an emergency granola bar or some other transportable food. I also have carted a bottled water or two in there. We moms have to be prepared for anything! The next time you clean out your purse (which I try to do every few weeks) take inventory and see what you'll find. You're liable to find something you forgot was in there!