Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It May Break My Back ...

But at least it looks good.

When I was growing up I would look at my grandma and think, man she has a huge purse! Then when she would ask me to bring it to her from across the room a shear streak of panic would run across my mind. I was going to have to pick up this massive bag and drag it all the way across the room. At first I would try to hoist on my shoulder, that didn't work, then I would just drag it across the floor. She'd get a little irritated that I didn't carry it, but we all know grandma's don't stay irritated long.

Once I'd make it across the living room floor (which seemed like it was miles long while dragging this purse) I'd ask her, "Grandma, what's in this thing?" She'd simply reply, "everything." And to this day, I believe it is true. Grandma always had everything you needed, no matter if it was a piece of candy to get you through church, crayons for a road trip, tissue for that runny nose, or even a bandaid if you fell and scraped your knee. It's crazy how much stuff she could get in one purse. It seriously was like a clown car, just when you thought it was empty there was something else.

So what is the point of all this? Well for my birthday I got the biggest handbag I have ever carried in my life and I LOVE it. I know my grandma would be proud if she saw how big this handbag is. Granted it isn't huge, but it is big. Now I find myself putting stuff in my purse that I never carried when my purse was smaller. I'm not sure if it is because I have more room, or if my mentality shifted to "grandma had it all mode."

I mean looking through my purse I have: two pairs of glasses (sun and regular), a wallet, coin purse, calendar, small make-up bag, lotion, Scentsy catalogs, car insurance, wisp toothbrushes, keys, 2 packs of gum, bandaids, sanitizer, kleenex, and probably other things that I never get to at the bottom of my purse. While I may not be as prepared as grandma, I think I am off to a good start.

I've also began to notice that my purse has gotten a lot heavier. Sometimes I wonder what kind of damage it is doing to my already messed up back. On top of all that, my handbag is also my boyfriends storage container. I can't tell you how many times he has asked me to hold his wallet, hold the camera, or carry something else random.

Does having a bigger purse make you carry more?


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous purse! My lil' Coach is feeling much too small.
Belated Happy Birthday!

Lil' Woman said...

Most def.
When I carry my smaller bag (which is not that small) I carry the bare minimium but when I have my huge purse I carry everything but the kitchen sink.