Sometimes I feel like I graduated High School last year, or I wake up in the morning from a dream about taking an exam in college... some days I just don't "FEEL" like I'm a 29 year old mother of three kids five and under :) Does that make sense???
Anyway, I am typically snapped back to reality fairly quick as I go to put my foot into a boot and encounter a handful of Legos or I walk out of Target and realize, "Hey! That's MY minivan"... and why is the sliding door open?!?!?! hahaha
Yesterday was one of those "I am soooooooooooo a mom" moments when I went to get something out of my "purse" (I use that term lightly now because what I carry around is more like a mobile kids room) and realized just how much "mom stuff" I had in there. I was laughing so hard at myself that I decided to show y'all as well (so feel free to laugh with/at me!) :)
First of all... I have lots of cute purses/bags/totes... but since Griffin was born I've pretty much stuck to my two Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bags. They're backpacks, which I always said I'd NEVER wear, but as my blog title suggests, when I found out I was pregnant with a third and I knew I was going to need all the extra hands I could get I bought two backpack bags and I am SO glad I did. And both of my Petunia Pickle Botom bags have the option to tuck the backpack straps in so I can carry it like a normal tote (or a cross body) if I want to as well.
Here's my bag sitting on my desk at school yesterday... you can already see some of the randomness and it's not even unpacked yet!
In one of the side pockets alone I found...
... a paci, half a pack of starbursts, a hot wheels fire truck and Kid to Kid coupons :)
I dumped out the main compartment and couldn't stop giggling at the ridiculousness that has accumulated in there this week...
Doesn't every mom/Math Teacher carry around a calculator AND hot pink goggles???? There was also a pair of Anthropologie sunglasses and my favorite Mary Kay lip stuff.
Griffin and I each have our own little monogrammed zipper pouch... mine houses lip gloss, a comb, advil, that kind of thing and hers has a clean onesie (and matching bow... duh!) and a bib. The pouch on the bottom right has pens, a pair of scissors and a little notebook of paper.
Mason is CONSTANTLY ripping off his shoes and wanting to go barefoot, so at some point I shoved a pair of his shoes in my bag along with hand sanitizer and an umbrella...
Puffs, a Matilda Jane catalog and one of Mason's pacis are must haves (Mason is SUPPOSED to only have pacis in his bed... but having an emergency one on hand is essential for long trips to Target or waits at the Doctor's office:
... as well as a random body splash.
This is one of my all-time favorite purchases... it's a Petunia Pickle Bottom "market tote" that's this cute little zipper pouch that unzips to give you a HUGE tote!
I totally forgot that I had this cute little mirror in there (which would have been helpful the other morning when I realized that I left the house (with so much extra time!!!) to get to school and realize all that extra time was because I totally forgot to put on makeup :)
Here's the crazy part (well.... let's be real... there were lots of crazy party) is that I didn't even show you the bottom zipper compartment which houses diapers, wipes, a changing pad and diaper cream.
I know that at some point I'll look in my purse and there won't be snacks, toys and kids clothes and I'll be sad so I'm relishing in the fact that carrying around all this stuff is evidence that I AM a mommy to three littles and I will gladly cart around their junk for as long as they need :)
Have you had a "You might be a mom if..." moment recently??? Leave me a comment and tell me about it!