Diaper Bag by Gucci, $975.There is a reason why I alternate between carrying a $5 black diaper bag from Old Navy and the free one that I got from the hospital when Luke was born encouraging me to use formula. (So what if it says SIMILAC really big on the inside?) I would be deathly paranoid of destroying a $200 diaper bag. Let me rephrase that, I would undoubtedly destroy a $200 diaper bag. I have enough things to worry about when I'm taking care of the kids.
Why would anyone pay $975 for a diaper bag? People who pay that much for diaper bags do not really take care of their kids. No way. I do not believe that a normal mother would pay that much for a diaper bag.
The good thing about the cheap or free black diaper bags is that I don't cringe when pens leak or sunscreen explodes. A few weeks ago, I actually had a jar of pickled beans break inside my diaper bag. (Don't ask why I was carrying around a jar of pickled beans.) It was pretty nasty and messy.
Then, this morning I had one of my "less proud" moments as a mother. Charlie was sitting in his highchair and crying for more food. I found an opened bag of cookies in my diaper bag, grabbed a fistful, and threw them on his tray... along with the 50 ants that evidently were covering the cookies. The ants were crawling all over his tray and Charlie was screaming because he wanted to eat the cookies. (Yes, in case you were wondering, my diaper bag was loaded with ants.) Ah, gotta love those diaper bag ant infestations.
Thank goodness my diaper bag was free.