With 3 boys wanting to take their hard earned cash to the store to spend it on Legos, I, the mother, inevitably end up carrying the cash in my purse. And, inevitably, we are at the check out lane and I’m asking the kids who brought $12 and who brought $19 and who’s wad of 20 $1 bills is this? When that gets all settled, guess who ends up carrying the change home? And when we get home, the change is all mixed up. The kids are wanting their money and I, the mother, who really should be more on top of these things, am trying to figure out who should get what change. Enter the Mom-can-you-hold-my-money? pouch.
This baby has 3 separate compartments inside, keeping each kiddo’s money separated. Verrrry nice for Mom’s sanity.
This red faux leather zipper pouch I did not make. I picked it up in Taiwan last summer for 50 NT$. That’s about $1.75 US dollars. Now, I love handmade, I really do, but (and don’t get mad at me) I couldn’t pass up this pouch. In fact, I picked up 5 of them, thinking I could add a handmade twist to them for Christmas gifts (didn’t happen).
So the pockets slip inside the pouch. I will be slipping in a little piece of paper into each pocket, each with a boy’s name on it. I will also aspire to be that mom that looks all organized in the checkout lane, handing out money, willingly accepting the change, all the while smiling, chatting with the kids, and the cashier, surrounded by an air of calm, joy, and serenity. Yep, that’ll be me. All because of this little pouch.