You feel crushed beneath its weight. You are carrying the weight of it on your shoulders. You and only you must carry it and no one ever ever helps… I am talking about your “mom-bag”!
First of all why do we carry all these things? We think we need to buy a bag to accommodate all of our “stuff”, but we are just buying a larger vessel for more “stuff”. What is in there? I have included a list of it's contents, no mom shaming, remember we are in this together.
So what's in this thing?... Ok, so we have
Wallet with 5 important cards and like 14 thousand club or perks cards
Ten pounds of needless receipts, for things like gas and Chick-fil-A and groceries. I can't return these things so why do I keep these?!
A sunglasses case
Perfume, and somehow I still feel like I stink
Backup battery or rocket something (I really don't know what it is called)
Placemats, like 7 and we have never used one
Altoids tin, containing 4 full crayons and one half crayon. Also, 3 marbles, because marbles are super entertaining
A comb, however me and the little look like we have never brushed our hair
A few pens, and I don't think any of them work
Change, 12 lbs of change. I don't know how this happens because I never have cash, so where does it come from?!
An apple, it only has one or two bites taken out
Lipstick, which I put on before I leave the house and never re apply, so carrying it is pointless.
A planner, yes a full size 8.5x11 planner.
3 hair bows and 2 bobby pins
Half of a granola bar, it is probably 3 months old, so no one will eat it but I am just going to keep it safe for a few more months in this black hole of a bag
A water bottle, which is big enough to hold enough water to save a whole village from dehydration
A parking receipt, from last week
A few band-aid wrappers, empty of course so not to be helpful or prepared for anything
A few stickers with no sticky so basically just paper pieces with barely recognisable pictures on them
One napkin, yeah I am sure one will be enough, yeah right. For real though, I thought there was like 47 in here, where did they go?
A Chick-fil-A mailer for chicken minis!
My point is… why?! Why do we carry all of this? Because we are the ones thinking about every situation and the outcomes of every situation. I am looking forward to the day when all I need is a credit card and lipstick, keys and my phone. But for now I am enjoying being Mary Poppins, well a worst dressed, not put together, can't carry a tune in a bucket, way less perky Mary Poppins.
Now it's your turn, let me see you mom bag!
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