My husband gave a leatherman tool as a groomsman gift to the guys in our wedding. He got them engraved and there was an extra that said “Billy Bad Ass,” which somehow ended up on my mother’s key ring. It turns out they are very handy, so I got one, too.
As a Mom I just never know what I’ll be dealing with on any given day. From removing splinters to cutting the tags off of a change of clothes I was forced to buy, there is one thing in my garbage can of a purse that I would not want to be without.
A leatherman’s tool.
Huh? What? A pocket knife? (Classy. Yes, I know.) But , because I have one on my key chain, I always have scissors, tweezers, a knife, etc. This small hunk of metal is a fantastic tool for any mom to have on-hand. I totally recommend that you get one; It will pay dividends. I also think it makes a great gift. Not that we would ever see that on a registry. Diaper bag…check! Pacifiers…check! Pocket knife…come again?
I really wanted to get one for my friend who just had a baby, but she works in a courthouse, so not a good idea.
On that note, don’t forget to take it off of your key chain if you are going to fly somewhere. But if you are a mom on the ground and don’t work in a government building, you really should consider getting a leatherman’s tool.