Move over the fact that major grocery stores will soon be charging for plastic bags.
Move over the fact that canvas bags are better for the environment.
Move over the fact that canvas bags are sturdier for carrying 4 litres of milk.
This is the fact you should be interested in…canvas bags can carry the mittens, hats and scarves when you get into stores! Think about it. One Mom. Two kids. That is 6 loose mittens, 3 hats, 3 scarves – to keep track of (don’t get me started on holding hands in stores, or getting someone on a potty when that Mom is holding that much polar fleece).
Over the holidays, I folded up a canvas bag and threw it into my (too heavy) sling. When we got to the store and Thing 1 and Thing 2 started undressing their layers – I smartly took out the canvas bag and in went all the warm layers of clothing. It was a moment of genius!
A fellow Mom nodded, smiled and threw up an “THAT’S IT!!” when she saw my fan-tab-u-lous invention. Nothing lost. Hands free to hold (or get people on potties).
I’m telling you — it will change your life.