16 May 2007

The 2nd Law of Purse-o-dynamics



See this here purse? Cutest thing ever. This is the latest edition to Elle's collection, courtesy of her great-aunt Kay (who, I hasten to add, isn't anywhere near old enough to be a great-aunt).

Elle loves this thing with enormous intensity, which is almost as much as I do.*

Which got me thinking.

Isn't there a vague law concerning the inequity and general unconstitutional-ness of a two-year-old owning a purse more expensive than her mother's? Surely there is. Somewhere.

We've discussed this before, I think, but for those of you with short term memories like mine, I'll brief you on the situation at hand:

I own a purse. Singular. Small, lime green, of the $15 Target variety. I actually would not own even this purse without the insistence and generosity of a friend who found my non-purse status ghastly, and who questioned whether or not I qualified as a female of our particular species without one.

My daughter owns purses. Multiple. The aforementioned newest is a Vera Bradley, in which she carries flavored chapstick and restaurant-quality crayons.

Somehow this is just not right.

Lucky for me she is sporadically generous, and even when she is not, she does go to bed at 8:00. So if I happen to hit the town with the girls (a phenomenon which appears about as often as Halley's comet), I can sneak it out and back before she ever wakes up.

Although I might leave the crayons behind.


*Footnote: For those of you who are now concerned that I've just experienced head trauma, relax, this post is in jest. I still don't give a sideways hoot about purses. You may put down the sympathy cards and carry on with your regularly scheduled life.

13 comments:

Kimberly said...

Okay, that gave me a good laugh.

I only have one purse as well. And I only bought it because I was going out to lunch with gal pals and didn't think a diaper bag would quite work with my outfit.

Anonymous said...

I am teary eyed with laughter!! That is so me...!! Add part of a happy meal toy to the bottom of the purse, and a few gum wrappers that little hands have "mistakingly" tossed back in after rummageing for gum...and that would be my no matching bag!! And I sew the stinkin' things...ah the truth...mommy is always last. :)

Cammie

Kin said...

I must admit that I am saddened, not surprised however, but saddened to know that you don't take great joy in shopping through the large variety of purses & contemplating if it'd go well with outfits you already own...or even trying to convince your husband that you need to buy a new outfit just so you have something to match the super cute purse purchase you just made! I take great pride in my love of purses & wish that you could experience that same joy that I've found through them. *sigh, I suppose you'll survive & life will move on so I will try not to let this all get the best of me.

Angie said...

Congrats to Elle on her beautiful purse. I am not much of a purse person either, but I have been eyeing that Vera Bradley Java Blue pattern for quite some time. ;) LOL

Sunydazy said...

So funny!
Of course we all know that if you REALLY wanted a new purse you'd just sew one... ;-) I keep telling myself to sew some but never make the time!

Denny said...

Elle might have gotten her love of purses from her grandma, especially considering the comment left by her aunt.

I would advise taking advantage of her young age and borrow her purse while you can, because before long she will notice and may not allow it.

Almost makes a grandpa willing to go purse shopping, for Elle that is.

Seeker said...

Highly entertaining documentary!

Tonya said...

nic...I love the new post with the pics of your kiddos...ADORABLE kids you have, I must say. Little "elle" as you call her (I love the psuedonames) is such a stunning little gal. I would have posted a comment there, but blogger seems to have a prob with the comments right now. My new post is without them too...

Erin said...

So cute- my 2 year old loves purses too! She has her Dora cell phone, chapstick, sunglasses and a small notepad with a colored pencil in hers!

Amelia said...

In my house there are more purses than I will admit to, in my car there are at least 3 more on any given day, and lastly...I found one in our storage shed the other day. I'm completely convinced that all 3 of my girls (yes, even the 16 month old carries a purse) and myself have serious issues and need to seek help to purge us of this addiction.

Amelia

Angie said...

Congrats to Elle on her beautiful purse. I am not much of a purse person either, but I have been eyeing that Vera Bradley Java Blue pattern for quite some time. ;) LOL

Erin said...

So cute- my 2 year old loves purses too! She has her Dora cell phone, chapstick, sunglasses and a small notepad with a colored pencil in hers!

Kin said...

I must admit that I am saddened, not surprised however, but saddened to know that you don't take great joy in shopping through the large variety of purses & contemplating if it'd go well with outfits you already own...or even trying to convince your husband that you need to buy a new outfit just so you have something to match the super cute purse purchase you just made! I take great pride in my love of purses & wish that you could experience that same joy that I've found through them. *sigh, I suppose you'll survive & life will move on so I will try not to let this all get the best of me.