Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Day I Dumped My Purse

If you're a woman, you probably have a purse. If you're a mommy with more than one kid, you probably have a gigantic purse/backpack/diaper bag.

And if you have one of those, you probably reach into it several times a day and bring out the exact opposite of what you were expecting. Crackers, crumbs, wipes, pacifiers, receipts from 6 months ago, melted chocolate, 4 nonworking pens...you get the idea.

I dumped my purse a few months ago in a desperate attempt to get organized and stop getting sticky fingers every time I dig into my bag. Ya'll had fun with it and I loved reading your comments and comparisons!

So here I am again, in another desperate attempt to clean and organize. Here's what was found today. (Note: my bag is a good sized Petunia Picklebottom diaper bag. It holds a lot. I think it holds too much though)


Let's get started on the madness, shall we? The day I dumped my purse I found:

  • 6 receipts from 6 months ago
  • 1 hand sanitizer
  • 1 empty pack of tissues
  • 2 empty bottles of lotion
  • 1 FULL bottle of lotion (it's my favorite...smells amazing...and works!)
  • 1 bottle of sunscreen (this stuff works...no nasty parabens)
  • 1 hairclip and 7 clear hair bands
  • 1 bottle of Hyland's Teething Tabs. (my children are not teething, so...)
  • Various melted candies and cookies
  • 2 unopened McDonald's toys (Yes, I do McD's in moments of desperation.)
  • 1 snack cup, which was empty, thank goodness
  • My bag of essential oils
  • Wallet
  • And an iPhone 3S. It doesn't work. I'm not even sure whose iPhone it is because I have a 4S and hubs has the 5. Um...
So I have all this stuff in my bag but what I don't have are the two things that are crucial to a mom of a toddler...wipes and diapers. How long I've been driving around without those things and haven't needed them is beyond me!

Your turn! What odd things do you find in your bag?

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