I have, after many years, reached a point in child rearing where I can look at my purse as a fashionable accessory rather then a diaper bag.
I celebrated with smallish purses that held the basics, a wallet, lip gloss, powder, girly supplies and a pen.
Then came Hobo bags.
I held out! I was potty-trained...er my boys were potty trained. A Hobo bag was large, it could hold a lot of stuff, I didn't need or want a lot of stuff hanging off my shoulder, whacking me in the back. I've been there and done that.
Then an inexpensive, go with anything Hobo bag caught my eye. It was voluminous. I promised to show some restraint.
Now, I'm the type that gets waved through security check points. Everyone in the party may get ID'd. Not me!
So imagine my surprise the other day when my purse was searched by a security guard at the court house. Apparently the x-ray machine showed some suspicious items.
First, the dour looking guard pulled out a flashlight. Hmm...it does kinda looks like the silencer to a gun, I thought. He turned it on, turned it off then dropped it back in the bag.
I believed the embarrassment for both of us was over.
He continued to dig though pulling out item after item and comparing them to the picture on the screen.
A tinfoil pack of Tuna Fish
Muscle relaxant cream in a metal tube
Five lip gloss in various containers
Two sets of keys
A hair brush
A tooth brush
A package of diaper wipes
Two powder compacts
A finger nail file
A glasses cleaning kit
4 lbs of coins
Wallet containing 3 more lbs of coins
A tin of Altoids
3 packages of gum
A bottle of shampoo
A bottle of hand sanitizer
An envelope full of amusement park discount tickets
Two bottles of vitamins
A bubble gum sucker
A Happy Easter pencil
A months worth of grocery store receipts
A check book
A Zip Lock of herbal tea bags
And, one tampon
What the poor guy didn't find was the pocket knife he thought he'd spotted.
Can you imagine a Boy Mom purse without a pocket knife? I too was a bit shocked!
I think I'll give my hobo bag to a hobo and downsize. I have no restraint!