I found a toddler’s sock in my purse the other day. Just one. And it’s been two years since I’ve had a toddler in my home.
One second I was reaching in there to get out my anxiety medication, and the next, I was pulling out a (most certainly dirty) toddler sock. I’d probably shrug it off if it were the only weird thing I’ve found in there, but alas, it’s not.
Among other things, I have found multiple glow stick bracelets, chewed gum, a brush for dogs, used sucker sticks, and balls of hair that aren’t mine. (I only threw up in my mouth a little.) And it turns out I’m not alone. Here are some of the weirdest things other moms have found in their purses as well:
“I have amassed a rubber snake, Barbie sunglasses, and several pictures of the girls ‘driving’ next to Chuck E Cheese. This serves as fair warning to anyone going anywhere with me. I will not be able to help you with a headache, cleaning your hands, or Chap Stick. Here is the list of situations I am equipped to help with: pet mouse goes blind and needs emergency accessory to avoid scaring off his friends, someone from the band White Snake is ahead of you at Starbucks and you want to subtly let them know that you know who they are, or Chuck E Cheese withdrawals. Ok, the last one is far-fetched, but it’s possible.” —Ohmandelynn.com
“When I was probably ten, we went to get ice cream. After we got it and were sitting outside eating it, my mom casually pulled a banana and knife out of her purse, unpeeled it, and sliced it up on top of her ice cream. I thought this was hilarious.” –Kelly
“Underwear. Not mine. And always dirty :/ However, the coolest thing I find are snacks [my daughter] packs for me lol.” –Tarra
“The other day I nearly sliced my finger open on a Frozen pencil sharpener that was somehow rattling around in my purse. Here’s hoping that’s the LAST time in forever that happens.” –Brew City Momma
“Off subject but I once had a Tow Mater mini figure stuck in my hair all day with NO knowledge of it. 5 kids under 6…. Sh*t happens! Lol. My purse is no longer my own. All it has in it is kid kid kid (clothes, drinks, half eaten food, sticky things, even stinky things I am sure)…and my small wallet.” –Candice
“I once went to the movies with two non-Mom friends and found Disney Princess underwear and a jar of baby food in my purse.” –Kara
“I was cleaning out my purse one day. My daughter was 5 at the time. I found a pacifier (she hadn’t used one since she was 2 – wtf?), several broken crayons, a Barbie leg (just the leg, nothing else lmao), 2 McDonald’s toys, a half-eaten lollipop stuck to the bottom, one half of 3 sets of earrings, and a few half eaten French fries. Conclusion – clean out purse more often lol.” –Jessica
“Boogers. No, not a wadded up booger filled tissue, just boogers in the bottom of my purse like crumbs. Finally got my youngest to stop eating his and had no idea he was putting them in my purse for weeks.” –Amber
“I found a half eaten grilled cheese sandwich the other day….” –Brittany
“A creepy ass troll doll.. this one seen here mooning me from the coffee maker. My 13 yo son collects them. I hate them.. he must have put it in my purse to freak me out on my lunch break. Just like he freaked me out when I went to make coffee.” –Kisha
“A Pokemon card, half a cookie covered in purse fuzz, a purple crayon, and a used mint my daughter didn’t like and put back in my purse. Nice.” –Kimberly
“A Pull up, a dirty pair of toddler socks, a bouncy ball, a toy and about 5 broken crayons.” –Ashleigh
“Yesterday I watched a dear friend fight to dig a Swedish Fish out of the bottom of her purse, dust off the lint, and eat it with great satisfaction.” –Shayna
“I found a Barbie head when going to take my wallet out of my purse. I never found the Barbie body. It was not in my purse or at home. My daughter knew nothing…” –Emily
“How about a used Depends adult diaper? I occasionally take my mother-in-law out of her nursing home to go shopping or to grab lunch. She has Alzheimer’s, so odd things inevitably happen each trip. She had to use the restroom at a small boutique, didn’t make it all the way to the potty, and went in her Depends. No biggie, except there wasn’t a trash can. She was mortified and shoved it in my purse. Um, ew! To save a meltdown, I just left it in there (thinking I’d throw it away at the first trash can I saw) and told myself this was the best excuse EVER to buy a new purse. Well, life happened and I forgot about it. Took her back to the nursing home, picked up my son from school, came home. Later that night, we noticed the dogs sniffing my purse like there were dog treats inside. Then I remembered. Crap. I’ve never heard my hubby or son laugh as hard and long as they did. Needless to say, purse went in the trash (I forced my hubby to dig out the important stuff). Yea, that happened. Now I bring a few plastic baggies with me everywhere I go.” –Christina
OK, dish. What have YOU found in your mom purse?