When my son was born, the need for a handbag was lessened, to increase the need for a bag that could carry diapers, three changes of clothes, stuffed toys and piles of fruit snacks. I still carried a handbag to work.
Then I started running, and needing to carry less things, to make room for running items. So, I dropped the handbag, and I haven't carried a handbag in years! I have a small wallet and carry my phone in my pockets.
For my brother's graduation, I dug out my fancy bag. My plan was to wear my comfy shoes all day, and switch to my heels for the graduation ceremony.
|The traveling handbag|
On our way to graduation we stopped at my brother's house. I suggested that we changed the kids into their fancy outfits, because it would be difficult to have this privacy again.
My son changed himself, and I helped my sister with changing my niece. At this point, I put my handbag down ... because that is the universal sign of "I need all my hands". We packed everybody in the cars and took off to see the Lion.
On my drive to the Nittany Lion, I realized that my handbag had been left at my bother's apartment. Uggghhh!!! Whatever, I had my wallet and my phone, I would get the bag later.
After waiting in line for 1 hour for the lion pictures, it was time for dinner. Brother #1 was going back to Brother's #2 apartment, I asked him to please bring me my bag.
We rushed around getting to dinner, I drove my brother to the Graduation and came back for my pregnant sister, my son and my niece, then drove back to graduation.
After the ceremony, I asked Brother # 1 if he had my bag... he forgot it. It was close to 11 pm and I just wanted to get on the road to go home, so I asked Brother #2 to bring me the handbag when he drove down to my parents on Sunday.
Sunday came, and my brothers, my son, Roger and I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy, we enjoyed it, and each went their way after the movie...
At 7:45 pm on Sunday, my Brother #1 called and asked me "Are you missing something?" I looked at the dinner table, my son was there with my phone and Roger was there too. So I said "No, nothing that I can remember....." He gave me a second ... "The Handbag!!! " at this point, it wasn't about the handbag or the shoes inside of it. It was about my work keys! The keys I needed to get into the office, into my desk and the file cabinets! Tripple Uuuuggggghhhhh!!
Brother #1 offered to meet me half way between my place and my parents... but it was 7:45, my son was due to be in bed by 8:15. Then he offered to have Brother #2 meet me the next morning. This made the most sense. So I planned to take a couple of hours off from work the next day.
30 minutes later, I got a message that Brother #2 was on his way to my house with my handbag!! The first thing he did when I opened the door was hand me the handbag. Then asked if he could spend the night. He ate half of the food in my fridge before he left.
This bag accidentally traveled to PSU, to Chester County and back home in one weekend.... but never made it to graduation!
Do you have a handbag?
Have you left your handbag anywhere?
What is one thing in your handbag that you would not want to lose?