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Lauren couldn’t find her FitBit last week. She had taken it off before a swim meet and thought she put it in her swim bag. She said she looked through her bag for it, but we all know how kids and husbands “look” for things.

So, I went through her swim bag. It was like digging through Mary Poppins’ bottomless carpet bag. I just keep pulling things out.

Lauren’s swim bag, by the numbers

4 lap suits

8 swim caps

4 pairs of goggles, 1 broken

2 sets of dry land workout clothes

2 pairs of underwear

16 ribbons from last year’s YMCA meets

37 socks, no matching pairs

1 flashlight (to see in the bottom of her bag, she explained)