Family Nature


I reached into my purse yesterday looking for something, and discovered an icky sticky mess. It took me a while to figure out what it was, but I eventually discovered that it was kid’s liquid Benadryl that had leaked. Great.

It’s a leather purse, so I dumped the contents and very carefully swished the lining around in water while being super-careful not to get the leather part wet. (Side note: I was quite pleased at how well that worked out.)

The pile of stuff that had been in there was so impressive, I decided to take a purse inventory. Here were the contents:

  • liquid Benadryl with measuring spoon
  • kids Advil
  • Advil
  • Tylenol
  • 2 EpiPen with pouch
  • EpiPen trainer
  • ventolin puffer and Aerochamber
  • Swiss Army knife (which includes scissors, a wrench and various knives, openers, screwdrivers and other pointy things)
  • 8 piece multi-tool (which includes eyeglasses screwdriver)
  • wallet
  • wristlet
  • glasses
  • knitting (I’m making this slouch hat using Mirasol Miski in lavender)
  • iPhone charger
  • breath freshener
  • 3 hand creams
  • 3 lip balms
  • 6 pens
  • 4 lighters
  • 13 lip glosses/lipsticks
  • 13 tampons
  • my cheque book
  • blotting papers
  • various business cards
  • dark chocolate (for emergencies)
  • 2 cleaning cloths for glasses
  • hand sanitizing wipes
  • kids mood ring (which belongs to a friend’s son – I’ve been carrying it around for months)
  • hat
  • gloves
  • garbage
  • random pieces of unchewed but out of its packaging gum
  • scraps of paper
  • gift certificate for one of my favourite coffee shops
  • SPIbelt (for when I’m out walking)
  • SPIband (also for when I’m out walking – not sure why I need two different things)

Missing from the list, but things that I usually carry around: bandaids, earphones, keys and phone.

What crazy things do you carry around with you?

3 thoughts on “Inventory

  1. shirley Hiebert

    Need a picture of the ‘purse’ that can hold all that! It has compartments? Besides an iPhone, wallet, keys, and pen, I carry a Mac Book Air, a passport and the dog’s vaccination certificate – the rest of the ‘must haves’ go in an overnight bag that stays in the car.
    Some leather is ‘washable’ – I had a new pair of white leather Reboks that got covered in mud and when I couldn’t clean them properly and had nothing to lose, I put them in the washing machine – they came out looking like new and fit like before. :>)
    The question is “what’s going back into your ‘purse’?”

  2. Rebeccabecca

    Funny! It’s the kids’ friends things that alway put me over the edge. It’s like I just can’t imagine being responsible for one more material thing and now here I am carting around a mood ring/hairband/bracelet/action figure. It weighs on me!