It took me a while to get around to this, but a few weeks back I was tagged by Jen over at Buried With Children for this interesting meme.
Here are the rules:
1) Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you cannot go up to your closet and pull out that cute little purse you used back before you had kids. I want to know what you carried today or the last time you left the house.
2) I want to know how much it cost:) And this is not to judge. This is for entertainment purposes only. So spill it. And if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, I’d love to hear it.
3) Tag some chicks. And link back to this post so people know why the heck you’re showing everyone your diaper bag/non-diaper bag.
When I was pregnant, I registered for a diaper bag. At Babies R Us, Neil and I walked back and forth in the diaper bag aisle and finally settled on one that was reasonably attractive, functional and he wouldn't feel too stupid carrying. Because we figured he'd be carrying the diaper bag all the time. One of my friends got it for me for my shower and I was delighted.
Fast forward about two months and now the diaper bag that had seemed so perfect pre-baby just doesn't seem so practical now. It had a bunch of little insulated pockets for bottles and stuff, which we never used. It had this awkward double zipper top that was tough to use. Meanwhile, half the reason I had picked it was because I was worried about protecting my husband's masculinity and he NEVER carried it. No criticism of Neil, it was just that he never went anywhere with her that I didn't go, too. So I'm left carrying this nondescript rectangular, black, microfiber bag.
Spending time with a lot of other new mommies, I saw a lot of diaper bags and came to understand that there was a whole wide world of diaper bags out there beyond BRU. I'm not sure how I didn't realize this before, it was just one of those things I never put any thought into. My birthday was coming up, so my mom suggested she get me a new one for my birthday. The search began. And once I got to looking, I was obsessed. I looked at every site I could find.
After poring over what had to be thousands of diaper bags, I finally landed on this one, by Sally Spicer. I agonized about what color to get but in the end I decided I liked what they called "Jade." Looking at the picture on the website, I thought it was sort of a greenish tan. As you can see from my photo, it is way more green than tan, but that's okay. I love it. It cost about $100, which was a little more than I would have spent on myself, and is why it was so kind of my mom to buy it for me.
I have had it for a year now and I love it just as much as I did the day I got it. It is still in great shape, although there are a few spots, and I have no doubt that I will continue to use it for some time.
So, who am I going to tag:
Becky from In The Trenches
Merecat from More MereCatherine
Bailey from I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying
Kristi from There's More to Life Than Laundry
And you! Because the truth is that I would love to see what all of my friends carry!