What’s In Your Pockets?

I was walking home childless yesterday and, feeling a bit chilly, pushed my hands into my fairly cavernous pockets. They didn’t get too far though – their way was impeded by sticks and stones and rubbish and treasures and all sorts of things that by touch alone I just couldn’t identify. All sorts of things that I can assure you would not have been in my pockets two years ago, pre-parenting. It got me wondering, what on earth is in there!?

I’m sure there’s a contemporary art project in this…a bit of sociology, a bit of photography. I’m definitely on to something… But for now, feel free to marvel at the lofty journalistic heights I’ve reached as I welcome you to ‘What’s In Your Pockets?’…or more precisely, ‘What’s In My Pockets’:

Coat Specimen One

Right pocket:
Garden Keys
Sticker with no stick
A National Lobster Hatchery Annual Pass
An empty fruity bits packet
A note asking Grandparents to ‘enter quietly, son napping’
Five pence coin
Two small pebbles

Left pocket:
One mitten
Small stick
Paracetemol
The lid of an Ella’s kitchen pouch
Poppy Appeal monster
A dummy
A shell
A napkin
Five pence coin
Two medium pebbles…stones technically?

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Specimen Two:

Right pocket:
A black hairband (travelling light!)

Left pocket:
A map of London
Another map of London
Two dummy lids
A black hairband

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Specimen Three:

Right pocket:
A small fire engine (thought we’d lost that!)
An oaty bar wrapper
Five pounds (what!? Yes! This has been a great coat!)

Left pocket:
A metal measuring cup
A recipe and a list
An empty fruity bits packet
A black hairband
A hair grip
A very small pebble

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I’m going to stop while I’m in profit. I’d like to reassure people that I do have bags, it’s just that sometimes (ok a lot of the time) it’s much easier to push these little things quickly into pockets before the small child breaks away to run over and shout hello into the face of a bewildered dog…

So, over to you  – I’d like to know that I’m not the only one carrying around stories (in the form of pebbles) in my coats – so  right now what’s in your pockets!?

 

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28 thoughts on “What’s In Your Pockets?

  1. Haha! I like specimen 2. Specimen 2 is a very OCD coat: TWO black hairbands, TWO maps of London, TWO dummy lids. It is very even & ordered! My coat pockets tend to just be full of fruit snack and raisin packets. Sometimes some change. Usually tissues. I confess that I have a tendency to surreptitiously ‘drop’ the stones, pebbles, daisies and twigs once they’ve been forgotten about (yes, I’m a terrible person!)

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    1. I drop as many as possible but the world seems to have a neverending supply of the things! Haaa, I hadn’t noticed that about number two…very ordered. Maybe there’s more of a system to my pockets than I first thought…

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  2. It’s tissues for me. Lots of them. Mainly used, but I’ve long forgotten whose nose they were used to wipe so I just hope (in vain) it was mine and reuse. “Catch it, bin it, kill it” – nah. I’m more of a “catch it, pocket it, share it” type 😉 Yuck.

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  3. Leaves, flowers, stones, all these being mostly precious items that my boys discover and want me to keep with my youngest not fully understanding that the flower or leaf wont last. Like silly mummy I dispose of them when they have forgotten.

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    1. Imagine how many bits of undergrowth, turning to compost, we would all have in our houses if we didn’t return them to the outside world! Their place in my pocket is definitely temporary. Thank you for commenting Kirsten x

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  4. I love what you had in your pockets, I miss not having so much crap in my pockets any more. the most exciting thing I have now is a poo sack for the dog (not kidding) I am so jealous of you right now because you still have children who are filled with awe and wonder at sticks, stones and leaves. Loved this post for making me feel nostalgic. TY for linking up with #FamilyFun 🌸

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  5. Our pockets aren’t ours anymore once we become parents, are they? I often find things in mine that I’ve taken away from the Popple because she’s tried to put them in her mouth, so there are lots of random choking hazards in there. #FamilyFun

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    1. Haha, I like the idea of your pockets being used to store all those hazards, you should get a sticker for them! Yes, the randomness only continues as they get older, it’s lots of fun though. Thank you for commenting x

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  6. A National Lobster Hatchery Annual Pass????? What was that doing in your pocket?
    I don’t really have anything in my pockets apart from my phone and lots of snotty tissues but my car if full of junk. Mostly full of empty packets of chewing gum and paw packets! #familyfun

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  7. There’s always something sticky, stuck to something else, various wrappers and if I’m lucky enough to find money its usually plastic or randomly foreign -my husband travels a lot, not me 😦 Funny! xx

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    1. Ugh yes the curse of finding money on my to discover it’s an obscure foreign currency…this happens a lot here too! I found some in the car yesterday…actual notes, got excited then realised it wasn’t legal tender here! Thanks for commenting x

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  8. Ohh how exciting to find a five pound note haha. I always have those fruit wrappers too and bobbles, coppers, receipts and quite often sand too! You’re definitely not alone on this one xx #familyfun

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  9. There’s always a dummy in my pocket but today I also found: a blueberry, squashed; a piece of wooden cake; multiple used tissues; a pound coin (whoop!); a bottle of calpol; a hair grip; and a house key. No wonder my coat was so heavy! X

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    1. A bottle of calpol!!? You are so prepared Amy, I’m sticking with you! What a shame that the blueberry was squashed and the cake was wooden but perhaps you can treat yourself with the pound…? Thank you for commenting…how very exciting! Xxxx

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  10. I don’t even have children and I get mountains of crap in my pocket! I’m a horder of tissues and wrappers and receipts… All very useful things 😉 xxx

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    1. Yes I’ve always had pockets full of stuff…it’s just now things are a tiny bit more random! I wish I was better at throwing receipts away…I always think I’ll keep them for when I do my finances but I never do my finances so I should really just throw them away!
      Thanks for stopping by sassy xx

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