When I wrote my recent post about things working mums can relate to, I mentioned finding random child-related items in your handbag.
I had a clear out of my work bag the other day – it’s huge and I can never find anything in it which isn’t surprising with all the crap that’s in there.
The contents of my handbags have certainly changed since having a child, long gone are the days when I can carry a nice, small little bag with just my phone, purse and lip gloss in it.
How many of these items are at the bottom of your handbag…
Snacks & Empty Wrappers
Little H is always hungry so I try to make sure I have emergency supplies on me. I found a cereal bar and a pack of raisins in my bag – I’m not sure how long they’d been in there for though. Plus several sweet wrappers, a lollipop and a few loose Smarties. On the plus side, I guess at least if I get starving at work I should always be able to find something!
Wipes & Tissues
Kids always have sticky hands and runny noses, especially when they’re in the back of the car. Not only do I have packs of tissues and wipes in my work bag, I also have antibacterial hand gel. Definite mummy items.
I was rooting around in my bag during a meeting the other week looking for a spare pen and found a Littlest Pet Shop, a plastic bow from some doll or another, a bracelet, a magnet and a Hello Kitty lip gloss.
I regularly comment to Little H that I’ve no idea where all of her hair clips go, I can never find 2 that match. It looks like most of them end up in my handbag.
A colleague was looking for a plaster the other day and our office First Aid box isn’t very well stocked. Being a mum I knew I’d have plasters in my bag – unfortunately, all I could offer was a Disney Princess one!
For those days (every day?!) when the kids are giving you a headache.
Things picked up from the floor
Why on earth have I got a stick in my work handbag?
No wonder it’s so flippin’ heavy! It’s lovely and clean again now, but I doubt that will last very long…