I was selfishly poring over this seasons new handbags, and while I was thinking practically about what I could fit in it, how comfortable it would be to carry and how much of my wardrobe it would coordinate with. It had to be pointed out to me that perhaps I should be considering not buying a new handbag just yet as I would be buying a baby bag very soon.....it hadn't occurred to me my accessories would be affected by the baby, of course I knew I would need something to carry his/her things in, and of course I wouldn't expect baby to carry its own bag (not at first anyway).
So the handbag purchase is on hold for now (although June is a long way off isn't it ?) and I am giving the baby suitable bag some thought. I am about as far from cute as you can get, I admire feminine earthy types who can wear dizty florals and ironic accessories, but it just isn't my bag (pardon the shameless pun) and as much as I admire Cath Kidstons Antique Rose print on bath towels, I have trouble imagining myself carrying one of her nappy bags, http://www.cathkidston.co.uk/c-487-nappy-bags.aspx I would feel like a fraud, pretending I am an organic bread making earth mother...or will I automatically become one once I become a mum ?
Baby is due in June so does that mean I should buy a light coloured baby bag, won't I still be using it in winter so therefore to get a dark one is more practical, non ?? or will a black baby bag earn me frowns of disapproval from the mummy mafia? will I look like the princess of darkness in a sea of rainbows and puppy dogs tails??
Another question I haven't been able to find the answer for in any of my many baby books....is when do you stop having to carry baby things around ? (was that a guffow I heard at the back?) or do you graduate from a baby bag to a baby truck to cart the little darlings bits and bobs around?
I think I am in for quite a shock!