Normally I just throw away all of the random inserts that say “please donate to our cause and we will send you things, but really it’s about you helping out with *insert cause here*.” Normally I don’t think twice about doing so. Back in March, The Nature Conservancy sent me free address labels, which I will always happily use, but won’t buy, because – jeez, my fingers aren’t broken, I can write out my address myself.
This time, they were sneaky. Let me start out by saying this – I hate purses. Up until about four months ago, I didn’t carry a purse unless I was dressing up fancy, which didn’t happen often. I was, and still am at heart, a wallet on a chain girl. If it can’t fit into my pockets and isn’t a book, I don’t need it. But I also did not want to keep carrying around a giant diaper bag when diapers just were not needed anymore. So, I switched to a purse. And in that purse were toddler clothes (in case of accident – spill or otherwise), snacks, juice pouches, my wallet, sans chain, bandaids, neosporin, chap stick, kleenex, napkins, and the general mom detrius. “This is how it starts,” I thought to myself.