It goes without saying that things change when you have kids.
You can’t go anywhere without planning 6 months in advance (and even then it’s “penciled in” at best!), you drop the “up”, and getting “dressed up” is replaced with celebrating just getting dressed, and you learn to travel everywhere you go as the family pack mule!
But you don’t think about it after awhile, it becomes the norm to bring what looks like a duffle bag of hockey equipment to meet a friend for coffee, and that’s ok…to a point!
It wasn’t until my yearly trip to the licensing office to renew my car plates that I realized how far things had gone, a Mom’s Purse can be a scary thing!
I practically ran up to the counter with Maddie, simply relieved to be out of line (you know that feeling when you’re waiting and they finally call your name and it’s like you won the lottery?! Ya…that!), and excited to get things done and over with.
They need my insurance slip, “Sure, I’ll just grab it out of my purse” I think to myself, no big deal…
I quickly reach into my purse, grab my insurance slip and pull it out…flinging a pair of children’s underwear at the poor woman behind the counter!
Like, I’m talking right…in…the face!
I’m really not sure who was more mortified, her or me!
Naturally when I got home I dumped the contents of my purse on the floor and started clearing it out, running “the incident” over in my head, again and again…embarrassed, but mostly just grateful that Maddie was with me!
Can you imagine that happening and no child around to explain the presence of these underwear in my purse?! Super creepy!
So anyway, back to the purse dumping, here’s what was in this Mom’s purse…
- 2 pairs of childrens underwear
- a sock (Maddie’s, not mine!)
- my wallet
- a sippy cup
- post its and crayons
- birthday candles (4 of them!)
- My Little Pony Bandaids
- 2 pairs of sunglasses
- 4 chapstick…I have a problem! (Holds head in shame)
Now for the record, Maddie put the birthday candles in there “until next time”, but the rest is all me!
Am I alone here? Does anyone else have a purse full of everyone else’s stuff? Comment below!
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