September 1, 2009 by Shannon
I used to think walking around with a purse and a giant diaper bag was awkward. But I put up with it during Kellan’s newborn days, because I quickly learned that not having diaper cream or receiving blankets or teething gel with you when you needed it was a far worse fate than hauling the contents of the drugstore baby aisle all over town.
Well, now I’m in some kind of in-between purse and diaper bag hell. My purse has become the mommy bag.
A diaper bag is just too big and unwieldy to haul around anymore. (Although I do still keep it in the car, just in case.) But I still can’t go traipsing around town without diapers, diaper cream, snacks and sippy cups. So where does all that toddler gear go? In the mommy bag.
Here’s the worst part — when I have to clear all the kid stuff out of my bag and forget to return it. I purse-purged before my anniversary date with Michael two weeks ago, but haven’t put it all back in. I have the coloring book, crayons and travel bib in there — but what possessed me to put that stuff back in and not DIAPERS?!?! (I’ll tell you later about how that dumb move came back to bite me.)
Thank goodness big bags are “in” these days. Still, I don’t think it’s super hip to have Huggies popping out the top of a cute big bag. Such is my lot in life. At least until this potty training thing actually takes.