Nifty Things: New diaper bag
The bag must be large enough to carry the basic diapering necessities, spare clothing, snacks for me, my pocketbook (wrote about it here) and knitting. Plus a few other things but not much more. I don't expect to need a large bag because after traveling around with the girls I know how simplistic our needs have been. While window shopping last week I popped in to a local children's store. I had a bit of time before my hair appointment and I figured that I needed to get an idea of what is out there in the land of diaper bags. This little boutique was filled with all the great little things for babies. Just the type of store you'd seek out for a gift. I browsed around noticing all the wonderful little clothes. I found a small coat rack with bags and took a look. Most were huge to me. They were pretty but big. Too big. I was glad to see nice fabric but began to feel that maybe my smallish bag preference would be difficult to find. As I sorted through the bags I noticed smaller more my style bags on the lower rungs. I'm so glad I sought deeper in that mess of bags because when I pulled out the green brocade bag I hoped it would be good. A nice green fabric that was not too feminine and not too big. It almost looked like a large purse. What I found was my bag. The diaper bag for me. I bought it right then. It was what I wanted. A decent sized bag with plenty of room and pockets. A stylish bag that would be able to stash my gear but not look drab and too diaper bag-ish. The bag is a Petunia Pickle Bottom Touring Tote. It has become the first official item bought for the baby. And did that ever feel good. One thing less to seek and one thing I am very pleased to have checked off the list. Relief. On to the next items on the list.