I saw this amusing little tidbit this morning, on Elle’s blog:
Well, let’s see…
This is my everyday â€œsummerâ€ purse:
It is simple, washable, and pretty much goes with everything (I don’tÂ go anywhereÂ too fancy).Â But, I also have an identical one in black…so I can coordinate with my shoes, or whatever.
Although I do have some cute purses, somewhere,Â I have found that since becoming a mom (and ditching the diaper bag),Â purses are not so much a fun, or stylishÂ accessory, asÂ they are more of aÂ utilitarian necessity.Â The cute ones are just not large enough to contain all of the â€œstuffâ€ required for a successful outing.
This is the contents of my purse, this morning:
From left to right…
- 2 of theÂ books that I am currently readingÂ (Womanly Dominion and Growing Up Christian)
- â€œPocketâ€ ESV
- Green Zippered Bag (which contains a cleaning cloth for my glasses, an assortment of lipgloss, chapstick, a few band-aids, and a â€œtrial sizeâ€ packet of Excedrin Migraineâ€¦just in case)
- SunglassesÂ and case
- Cell Phone
- a Fruit Bar
- iPod Shuffle
- Hand Sanitizer
- 2 Highlighters, 4 pens, 2 pencils
- camera (it isn’t in the picture, because it is taking the picture!)
I donâ€™t always carryÂ two books…but I usually do have at least one with me.Â If we are out as a family, my husband will occasionally throw his cell phone and keys into the mix as well.Â And, this doesnâ€™t include any of Hannah’s toys, or theÂ â€œtreasuresâ€ that she picks up along the way (twisty ties from the grocery store, rocksÂ from a trip to the park) that inevitably make their way into my bag.Â But, this is still a pretty accurate depiction of what I haul around on a typical day.Â I may not have been a boy scout, but I do believe in being prepared!
I don’t actually own a scale, but if I had to venture a guess, I would say that John Tesh probably would not approve of my purse either, Elle. ;)Â Â But, I think we may have discovered the source of my back problems! 🙂
What about your purse?Â Do you come inÂ under or overÂ the 5-pound “limit”?