March 5, 2010

Focus on Friday - "WHAT"S IN THAT BAG?"

You've seen her, that woman with a bag the size of a mini-cooper or Smart car over her shoulder! The woman who is not currently traveling with carry on luggage, but is carrying it as if she could hop a flight at any moment!
Most of the time she will have a large bag or backpack over one shoulder and a baby on the opposite hip, to balance it out. She is a mother, and as a mother (especially of a child under 3) you are required by law (I think) to own a bag that could hold enough supplies for a small army. But as a none mother most might ask "what's in that bag?"

As a mother I have learned that carrying a bag of such size is a rite of passage, some what of an initiation fee of sorts! The more weight, or the more items you can stuff into the bag, the more props you will receive from other parents. I say parents because over the years since our first child, these diaper bags have become more like carry on luggage that most married couples register for and hope to receive for the honeymoons. As I was writting this I looked up diaper bags on my blackberry and there were 100's of sites to purchase said bags, and prices as high as $395 for ONE bag!! OMy. That much for a bag that will hold dirty clothes, old bottles, binkes and more? WoW

That opens up the question of "what you got in that bag?" As our children grow so does the list of items in the bag, it also changes with the number of children you have and their ages. So many variables it is so hard to make a list of items. But I will try and would love for you to share what is in your diaper bag!

Diapers, wipes, spare clothes for baby and for mommy
Bottles or breast pads if nursing
Binkies
Toys
Snacks (for baby and mommy)
Changing pad
Toys
Wallet
Cell phone
Pens
Paper, photo book

The next items are age dependent: bibs, snacks, juice cup, books crayons, blankets and so much more I can could go on and on, but I wont.  Please tell me what you carry in your bag?!

Makes me think of this song but if you are not a fan of Rap Music do not click!
Read

Roll Out Lyrics

here.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I have everything in my pocketbook or so it seems. Diapers, cars, trains, ponies, fruit snacks, tissues, etc. I need a bigger purse.

March 5, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger JRomamma said...

Yes I was glad to move on from the diaper bag to the large Purse! Makes you feel a little more like a woman!

March 5, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

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