Because I’m so nice, I’ve decided to share what I’ve learned with you.
1.) Kleenex. Kids are full of snot. Need I say more?
2.) Ponytail holders (hair-ties, rubber bands, whatever you call them). With 2 girls who are into activities such as wakeboarding, martial arts, gymnastics, and park playing rubber bands are always needed to pull their crazy hair out of their faces.
3.) Quarters. Those damn vending machines at the grocery store and little carousel rides at the mall will get the kids to beg like nothing you have ever seen before. Occasionally you have to give in.
4.) Eyeglasses cloth. Somehow those sticky little kid fingers will always find a way onto your very cool new sunglasses and drive you batty. Keep a cloth in your purse so you won’t have to pull up your dress or shirt in public to clean them (not that I’ve ever done this before).
5.) A Reusable Shopping Bag. With countless trips to the library, Target, the candy store, etc. it’s good for you and the environment to keep a shopping bag in your purse. I found one that folds up with a snap thing to keep it in a little ball, works perfect.
6.) Bandaids. Kids and falling down go together like tequila and limes. Or peanut butter and jelly if you aren’t a tequila fan like I am. Bandaids always seem to make those little scrapes feel so much better, even if there is no blood.
7.) Hand Sanitizer. See # 1 and add that kids require countless trips to public restrooms.
8.) Gum. I’m not really sure why this made the list other than gum is good to have for you, for the kids, for the husband, for anyone else with stinky breath.
9.) Notebook (and a writing utensil). Yep, there are rare times that you will find your iPhone is not glued to your hand and you need real paper and a pen to write down something down.
10.) Mini bottles of your favorite alcoholic poison. For you, not the kids. For emergencies. Like when you can’t find creamer for your coffee and you aren’t the one driving.
Alright, I suppose you could skip #10 if you really wanted to but what fun would that be?
So, tell me…what’s the one thing you must always have in your purse? And what’s your favorite color purse? I’m thinking it might be time to get a new one (a girl can never have too many bags, right?)
Linking up with Stasha for Monday Listicles because it’s been awhile since I’ve made a list.