I've never been a collector. I don't know why. Maybe I thought about collecting something and then half way through just starting a collection, I mean within collecting like one or two items, I gave up. I think I have started a stamp collection and a coin collection and with the amount I collected, I'm not sure you can even call it a collection. But, as I look at my life as a mother, there are some things I could say I collect, out of necessity, survival and just plain parenthood, and I collect it in my purse.
My husband would say my purse has a nice collection of stuff. By nice, meaning, can't believe how much stuff is in your purse type comment. You should be embarrassed when you have so much stuff in your purse you can't find your wallet. But I can tell you it's inevitable, my purse is my lifeline, the diaper bag, the survival bag and the kids dumping spot for whatever may have dragged along with us when we are out.
Here are 10 collections going on in my purse at this time.
And No, I'm not a hoarder, although my purse may tell a different story.
1. Binkies. Like american express, don't get caught without one.
2. Crumbs. Those snack bags aren't as durable as they look
3. Parts to toys. When my kids discovered pockets, toys started appearing in random places.
4.My daughters hair bands and hair clippies.
5 Old receipts.
6 Snacks. You have them just in case. You have the leftover they don't want. And if there is no trash can around, you have the one that dropped on the ground (which my attempt to leave it on the ground was stopped by my child who loudly yelled at my in public not to liter) or the one that tasted just "yucky".
7. Wipes. Another necessity, I shouldn't have to explain
8 Wrappers. Once they are done with the snack they give me the bag.
9 Plastic baggies. These were used to hold snacks.
10 Tissues. Like wipes, you can never have enough.
What collection is going on in your purse?