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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Purse

This is my purse.

I know what you are thinking. Wow! What fashion sense! What class! What style!


OK, so it looks like a "mom purse". I know I'm not fooling anyone. I was NEVER going to carry around a mom purse. Truth be told, I have a few more of them at the top of my closet. This purse is everything I have never dreamed of.

It has a zipper top, which is a necessity when running around with children. Or, children running around with my purse.

It has vinyl sides. Yes, I said vinyl. Say what you will, this purse instantly wipes clean. It is great when the stomach flu hits. Oh, I kid. (I hope.)

It is HUGE. Therefore, I am prepared for any and all emergencies. And, I have the world's strongest right shoulder.

All of this for under $20.

I know, I know. You are jealous. Carrying around your $400 purse and it doesn't even measure up to my Target purchase. What can I say? You were simply taken. That's what you get for putting fashion before function.

But, someone in my family IS in love with this purse...

To Sweet Pea it is a treasure chest of all that she holds feminine.

Whenever we are out, she can remain entertained for long periods of time just digging through the contents of this mom purse. Her favorite finds? Chapstick, lipstick, lip gloss (yes, I NEED all 3), lollipops, gum, mints, granola bars, pens, pencils, sunglasses, pictures, bows, barrettes, and a mirror. Let's not forget the checkbook that makes an awesome doodle pad. And, stamps that make excellent, but VERY expensive, stickers.

I am just wondering how many more years until she realizes that I carry a boring, old, fashionless "mom purse"?

Maybe THEN I won't have to share my gum...


Imperfect Mom said...

I sooooooo have you beat.

Ha! A mom purse. At least you are carrying a PURSE.

I am carrying a diaper bag. I have given up trying to carry a purse and simply threw everything in the diaper bag. It is made from pretty fabric and even has a fringy trim (it would make a little girl swoon, if I had a little girl), but it is still a diaper bag.

What did it cost me, you ask (pretend you're asking)? NOTHING. That's the beauty of it! It was free from the hospital.

So I scoff at your shiny vinyl Target bag and proudly parade around with a diaper bag over my arm. At least it matches my shoes.

Boy Mom said...

That is a hot purse!

Vinyl is the new alligator!

My favorite gift to give little girls is a purse full of stuff! It's Probably not as good as Moms purse though.

#7 is a gum hound, he knows he's not allowed in my purse to steal my gum so he'll walk past give a big sniff and danged if that boy can't tell what kind of gum I have...then the whining begins.

mommy4life said...

It helps that as they get older, they want their own purse, and their own gum.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

"Vinyl is the new alligator!" Now, why couldn't I come up with that! Boy Mom, you crack me up!

IM- Free? You do have me beat. I'm jealous.

Mummy McTavish said...

My handbag is bigger! I got leather for the same reason, wipe it off! Two days after I got it a lady spilt her coffee all over it at Gloria Jeans. So glad it was leather. It fits plenty of matchbox cars and buckets of nibbles and wet wipes and a dozen little boys size urine smaple bags and containers (yeah, probably should take them out now that we are over that problem). Oh yeah, I have my wallet, keys, phone and glasses in there too. I feel like mary poppins on sunday mornings at church pulling all their toys and drinks and nibbles out of my never ending bag.

Octamom said...

Well, I must not be too hip, because the minute I saw the picture, I thought, "Ooohhh, awesome purse!!"--so be assured, in my book, you're very a fashionable girl!


Dawn said...

I don't even have children yet and I'm already scared by what size my purse could grow. I used to only carry those "mini purses". Now that just doesn't work. I mean, how did I fit my chapstick, lipstick and lipgloss (yep, I have all three plus lip liner and multiple colors of each)?