I went to my first book club meeting last night and had so much fun. The discussion about the book (The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls) was great, there were plenty of snacks and wine, and as the evening wore on, lots of general chit-chat about life. There are nine in the group, most of us have kids (but not all), and all of us work outside the home in industries ranging from law to banking to accounting to teaching to publishing to sales. Great group.
One of the hottest topics of conversation was handbags: size, shape, material. The people who carried tiny bags wanted to know what the people with big bags were keeping in there. The people with big bags wanted to know how they could whittle down their stores so as to carry a smaller bag. (Interestingly, the woman who carries the smallest bag is a mom of two-year-old twins.) Leather? Cloth? Why? 'Twas a lively discussion, and I promised to survey the Internets to see what you all do. I'll go first, of course.
large-ish at about 12" square, 3" deep
baby monitor handset (just today--I need to buy a new power cord for it and the guy at Radio Shack needs to see what voltage and what size plug)
tampons and pantiliners
On any given day, there might also be a couple of spare diapers, snacks for me and/or the kiddos, wipes, and a few toys since my purse doubles as a diaper bag for short outings.
Who wants to share?