If you know me well, you know I'm a list maker. I make lots of lists. In fact, I re-write them and often type them just so they'll look more orderly. That's just how I roll. Knowing that, you'll understand that if I'm packing (even just for an overnight trip), I make a packing list. I really don't want to be that girl who is out of town and forgot to pack something important. Chris is that guy. Unless I pack for him. Or give him a list.
The kids knew we were going on a mini-vacation. They tried packing their bags a week early. What some of them packed was ridiculous of course. Sam had an entire box of Kleenexes, a stuffed animal and a pair of pajama pants. Nice. But the night before I told them I was going to check all of their bags to make sure they had what they needed. Sophia told me I didn't need to look in her bag because she had made a list. She handed it to me. It was on a clipboard and had check off boxes. Melt my heart! I've taught her well! Here's a picture.
In case you can't read it. Here's what she packed. For one night, remember. One night.
3 pairs of panties
3 pairs of clothes
6 band aids (my kids are addicted)
1 pair of PJ's
1 charm bracelet
1 polar bear
I guess she likes to be over-prepared like her Mom. We had an awesome time at Great Wolf Lodge. It was some much needed family time! I also had the chance to catch up with my best friend from college. We hadn't seen each other in 9 1/2 years. YIKES! I promise I will not let that much time pass again!
We haven't found the time or the money this year for a regular vacation yet, so here's hoping we can at least schedule several more mini vacations! We all need a break sometime!