Thursday, January 06, 2011
I recall back in my early twenties I acquired a growing purse collection. I would actually change purses daily to match the season and my outfit. Those days are long gone! When Bradley came along, gone were the days of buying and carrying new bags. I kept the same purse for months at a time, and added a diaper bag to tote. I told myself it wasn't forever- that soon Bradley would be out of diapers, and I wouldn't have to haul an extra bag wherever I went. But just like that sneaky half-truth they tell you about drinking alcohol when you're pregnant ("it's just for 9 months!" Well, NO, it's not... not if you plan on nursing for a year!), the elusive promise of ditching the diaper bag is a bunch of crap. I'm just trying to prepare you future moms, and tell it like it is, because after the days of the diaper bag, you are still hauling in sippy cups, toddler-sized silverware to restaurants (do any restaurants provide this? I've yet to find any that do), plus toys, books, games, snacks- anything to keep your little one occupied while you shop, eat, run errands, or what have you. And you can just forget about clutches or any bag without a strap big enough to sling over your shoulder. When you're carrying a kid, and all their stuff, you need all hands on deck. And on deck ain't on that stylish clutch purse!