The Mom Bag
That little Kate Spade bag is about two inches deep, six inches tall and maybe a foot wide? I'm guessing because I'm too lazy to actually get up and walk across the room to measure it. My phone should be a good point of reference, I guess. In it, I found the following:
*Half a pack of gum - EXCELLENT behavior bribe for the boy. He will do just about ANYTHING for a piece of gum. I only give him a third of a piece at a time though.
*Hello Kitty tin filled with Tums - pregnancy necessity. Heartburn is EVIL.
*Benjamin Moore color sample - We're planning on painting our bedroom this weekend. This color looked so good in my friend Dorie's house, but it's too dark in mine. BOO.
*EOS lip balm - Love this stuff!
*Lipstick - I alternate.
*Two hair ties - Gotta have a back up! I'll never be one of those women who can stand to wear them on her wrists. That bothers me so bad.
*A crochet hook - I know. Random
*Lollipop wrapper - I had a OB appointment the day before, so I took a lollipop for the boy. He gets it after I'm done for good behavior.
*Michael's gift card - a thank you from a friend
*Paint chip for paint sample - Benjamin Moore Hush. Seriously, look how light that color is. On my bedroom wall? It's the color of very strong chocolate milk. Weird.
*Wallet - Inside there is a credit card, a debit card, my ID, a couple of gift cards/punch cards, my husband's business card, insurance cards for me and the boy, and some Apache Helicopter temporary tattoos from when we went to the open house at Falcon Field.
That's it. Sometimes if I know we'll be out for a while I'll toss a granola bar in there for Bubba, or his phone and headphones. Occasionally I'll toss a small bottle of hand lotion in there too. For the most part though, this is it. Obviously I don't always carry paint samples or crochet hooks though. ;P
When the girl is born, of course, all this will have to change. I'll go back to my big diaper bag with lots of smaller organizers inside and it will be okay because all of that extra stuff will become necessary stuff. I should probably go back and review what I used to carry with Bubba. Hooray for blogs that become useful reference points!
So... what's in your bag?