This week’s Monday Listicle - suggested by Ducky from Batcrap Crazy - is delving deep into on of life’s greatest mysteries: what exactly is in a woman’s purse? My purse is intimidating to my husband. When he is looking for something and I tell him it’s in my purse, he is always wary. Perhaps he just never knows what he is going to find.
If this topic had been suggested a few weeks ago, I would have been able to astound and amaze you with the WTHeck? items pulled from the depths of my purse. But I cleaned it out over the holidays so I haven’t had a chance to accumulate the usual level of bizarre that can be found in there. (Unopened toothbrush, stacks of receipts from 9 months ago, crumbs and wrappers? It’s usually a veritable archeological dig site.)
Here is a glimpse of what I found in my purse this week:
1. Receipts from the Holidays – Somehow missed or acquired after the Great Clean Out of 2012.
2. Disinfecting wipes – Because you never know when germs will strike.
3. Crumpled up tissues. I don’t think they were used – nor will they ever be, at this point. Does every mom have tissues in her bag?
4. First aid kit – I am always prepared for my klutzy tendencies.
5. One of Captain Bravo’s socks – He’s been taking his boots and socks off in the car – yes, even in sub-zero-degree-Celcius Canadian winter weather. The other day I couldn’t find one of his socks when we got home, so I just put his boot on with out it. Of course we found it immediately upon entering the car next time. Sneaky sock.
6. Dental floss – Why would I have dental floss with me when I go out when I can barely remember to do it when I am home?
7. Last week’s grocery list – with bonus artwork by Captain Bravo
8. Appointment reminder card from an appointment 2 weeks ago
9. Random store membership and mostly depleted gift cards that were floating at the bottom of bag.
10. Lip and hand hydration – a Canadian winter must-have.
My purse looks very different, however, when we leave the house for any period of time. We must add the following items:
- a water bottle for Bravo
- snack choice(s)
- seasonal outdoor clothing and accessories (hats, mitts, sunscreen, etc.) for everyone in the family
- a selection of games and toys that will entertain in the car
So my bag actually looks more like this:
Gone are the days when I could leave the house with my bank card and a lipstick in my pocket. I need a bag – a big one. I can honestly say I would be lost without my purse. No wonder it accumulates stuff that boggles my husband’s mind.
What’s in your purse?
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