Friday, September 19, 2008

Diaper Bags

Have you ever noticed that you can tell how many kids a woman has by the size of her diaper bag? You would think that it would get bigger with more kids, but it doesn't.

When I was pregnant with Emma, my friend Wendy got me a great Eddie Bauer diaper bag. It was great. It held everything. A spare outfit, two blankets, two bottles, formula. I was prepared! For everything!

But with Macey, I started seeing the benefits of slimming down. So for Christmas from Garry I got the same Eddie Bauer diaper bag -- but about 1/3 of the size. It holds a couple of diapers, wipes, maybe a receiving blanket, and two bottles. It's been great.

So here comes #3. And yesterday I bought a fabulous purse before book club. Yes, purse. It's a fun little leather backpack purse. I think that maybe I can keep some diapers in there and wipes and maybe an emergency bottle. It's so hip. Do people say hip anymore? Maybe it's so wicked. Is that a good or bad thing?

Yesterday I took the girls to Taco Bell for lunch and saw a woman there with a huge Winnie The Pooh diaper bag. I smiled. Ah, she's new, I thought, and I lifted my Fruitista to her in a toast. Welcome to motherhood.


Browne Towne said...

Ugg, I hate when my kids are little and I have to have a diaper bag and haul all that stuff around! Can't a diaper fit in a wallet!!

Jessica said...

I bought a fancy 'man' diaper bag for Jamie and clearly it was not designed by a mom b/c it is cumbersome and just doesn't fall comfortably on one's shoulder. I have resorted to using a medium sized pleather bag I bought at Ross. I rummage a LOT looking for things but it's nicer than a big ole diaper bag.