Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Never touch a lady's handbag



....specially, when she herself opens it out for you!

One numbers

  1. Collins Spanish Dictionary: self-explanatory. I hope. (And hehe, I just got the joke). Part of the highly academic set of Nightingale notebook, textbook and remarkably ugly pencil-box.
  2. Cadbury's Gems: Critical bribing equipment for controlling tantrums outside the house. Also early education in How To Use Food To Define Every Moment of Your Life courtesy the mother
  3. Green Paper Caterpillar: Sample of artwork from playschool. I refuse to get attached to these. For one thing, they are made more by me/Mahesh/teacher than Adi himself. Second, I am all spaced out.
  4. Sunglasses: Gucci=Very posh. A rare relic from the pre-Adi era.
  5. Diaper: Naturally. Because a parent, much like good boy (and one assumes girl) scouts are always prepared.
  6. Dr Seuss Crazy Colours: Red fish. Blue mouse. Green House. Brain dead.
  7. A box containing biscuits: Because one doesn't know when hunger can strike and render us helpless, given that we live in a jungle which has no known food shops in a 100 km radius.
  8. Lipstick: The perfect orange that will become the perfect brown as it goes through life lying forgotten in this handbag, except for the brief moment of glory where it gets to feature in random post on random blog.
  9. Water-bottle: What will you wash the biscuits down with?
  10. Hair-band: Rendered redundant as current length of hair does not need hair-bands.
  11. Wallet: Makes the world go round, baby.
I really need to glam up my life.

21 comments:

Cynic in Wonderland said...

remarkably spartan bag contents if you ask me. my college handbag used to termed my ghar sansar. i believe there was a rumour ( unfounded) that i could set up a house entirely with the contents of it

maidinmalaysia said...

dictionary is actually multipurpose: can smote heavily on one's own forehead, when aforementioned gems packet is finished but tantrum isn;t

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Mirror ?

Perakath said...

Wasn't this a tag a few months ago?

Perakath said...

This is not a comment.

vidya said...

That is a dedicated Spanish student - Dictionary and note book always in the handbag!

Parul said...

Perakath - I think it is (a comment, that is!) hehe. Was this really a tag? Direct me to the post please.

Perakath said...

I didn't do the tag, because I don't have a handbag. But I clearly remember it. Mad Momma or Chandni or other such superbloggers will be able to find it in their archives, I'm sure...

Divs said...

Wow - I'm impressed at seeing no paper junk such as bills, recipts etc. I am sure I can find tonnes of sticky notes and shopping bills (in case I need to return or exchange anything - ever!!!)

Shobana said...

It seems every mother's handbag has more things for the child, than for herself.

Shweta said...

Hey,

So when do we get to read your book? Cant wait... when do you finish writing it?

Usha said...

nd where is the handbag itself which can hold so much. Please write a few sentences on the way it is all organized inside the bag so that you can actually find something when you need it. In my case I have a bag with 2 partitions and a security pouch and space for holding the cellphone and sunglasses - but at any point of time I may be found with my arms up to the elbow inside the bag trying to fish out something and never finsing it.

karmickids said...

There is a reason why I normally live out of beeeeg handbags but I'm not getting into it here...
Trust you me, yours has nothing one mine. I swear, a week of no bag change and I have live vegetation growing out of it...

preetischronicle said...

Whoa! thats one neat bag. My bag has so much little stuff, pens, keys, credit card charge slips, cheque books,lip balm, creams. Very neat!

Mama - Mia said...

hehe! i am still in baby bag phase with cubby! now he demands for his baybe bag himself! :p

and they expect just about two year olds to make caterpillar? its very well made tho! whoeva made it! ;)

cheers!

abha

buk vorm said...

Hi, Parul, Ive been reading for a looooong time but havent delurked till now. Wanted to introduce myself properly now... I am Lakshmi, from the baby shower group.. and I looooove the way you write. I work for Google, and am a book worm, just like you. And another coincidence is, we share birthdays.. just like with the Beanie.. I was born on the Ides of March too. You make my day, everyday. I mean, am stuck on some inane thought, or something the Mom in law said, or did, and am on the verge of tears. And all I have to do is read your blog, it cheers me up in the worst of times. Thank you.

Parul said...

Lakshmi - That's pretty much the nicest thing anyone could say about this blog. Thank you so much for saying it.

buk vorm said...

You are most welcome, sweetie. Belated belated happy birthday :-D

choxbox said...

me like #6 best!

Priyadarshini said...

i came across ur blog some days back just by chance....and your handbag so much resembles mine except for the dictionary n the sunglasses which can be replaced by a set of clothes....mother of a 2 yr old experiencing almost the same things i read in ur blog

Mampi said...

hahaha
you are not different from the rest of the species.