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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Minivan is My Purse

Have you ever been to a baby shower or something where they played a "what's in your purse" game? I never win that game because I don't carry a purse. My minivan is my purse (but you can't bring that in to a baby shower).

To be sure, my minivan might look like something exploded in it (hey, I have 5 kids!), but I have just about everything you might need in there, and it's come in handy more than once! Some things were put in the minivan as a precaution, but most of it has become standard equipment because we "had a situation" (or more than one. . .).

Remember when we needed clean pants and underwear for G's muddy mishap? Not a problem!

And there was the road trip where F choked on a pretzel and threw up--then we needed a bucket and a change of clothes, countless wipes, napkins, and kleenex, plastic bags, and hand sanitizer afterwards!

I've got everything I can think of in my minivan. Kleenex, wipes, diapers, changes of clothes and socks, hats, sunscreen, bug spray, hand sanitizer, water bottles, snacks and containers, pens, CDs, magazines, books, toys, bags, an umbrella, emergency supplies, first aid kits, toilet paper, Tylenol, napkins, a bucket, a beach towel, a stroller, a baby carrier, jumper cables, and more!

What do you have in your minivan or car? Is yours as clean as a whistle, do you have everything under the sun, or are you somewhere in between?


Anonymous said...

I sure don't have as much as you in my car. I do have an umbrella, ice scraper (it never comes, who knows living in Wis.), hand sanitizer, napkins, blankets, jumper cables, my 'green' bags, some car sick bags, and about half the time lawn chairs from watching these boys' football, baseball, etc. games.

SimplyGlam said...

You need a great handbag, every respectable woman has several!

SimplyGlam said...

Every stylish woman has several great handbags, there's great deals everywhere.

Jessica-MomForHim said...

I'm not what I would consider a "stylish woman". I'm not into glam or fashion, and I'm not into purses. What can I say?

Angela said...

I didn't know you didn't carry a purse. I don't either, and was so excited the day I gave away the diaper bag. Hands free - wahoo!

Our van only has water and gum. Maybe a pen. lol

Our kids are big enough now that they don't have a lot if emergencies. If they ever got muddy, I'd just leave them that way or strip them down. lol

You're always super planned and prepared though. We usually wing it. :)

Becky said...

Love it! I knew there was a reason we were talking about test driving mini-vans this week. Thanks for sharing this old post, Jessica!

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