This one is part of my Before & After Kids series.
Now I am not talking about a diaper bag. Comparing a pre-kid purse to a diaper bag is pointless. Like comparing a tricycle to a cruise ship.
No, I'm talking about a purse. The much more compact and stylish bag I carry when my kids aren't with me. Though in reality, I wind up carrying a diaper bag and a purse because the junk cross-pollinates.
The contents of my purse before I had kids:
I kept it simple. I'd often transfer the contents from purse to purse to match outfits and fancy stuff like that. Like, daily.
Last week I had plans without the kids. To present the illusion that I am still fancy, I decided to switch the contents of my purse to a different one to match my outfit.
And here are the contents of my purse now, after kids:
several pieces of scribbled on paper, one rock, one cloth diaper, two heart stickers that no longer stick, one infant sock, old lipstick, wallet, a much better phone, one plastic fish and one plastic ring from redeeming Skee-Ball tickets, five crayons, one smashed fruit bar, 11 pieces of cereal and a crumpled up and used wad of napkins
So basically the same.
Hey, wait, where are my keys? Has anyone seen my keys?
What is in yours? Anything "extra" now?