Tuesday, August 20, 2013

On Packing

So, this is the only picture we have after we all got dressed nice and went to a Christening on Sunday afternoon.  You know, one of those days when you all look nice at once and you think- today is the day to take some pics.  Well, as usual, didn't happen.  And that is okay.   I had a feeling- I tried to have my eldest take one of me and the husband before we left, but we wanted to make sure we got to the church on time.

And now?  What am I doing now?  Packing or planning on packing.  We are leaving for a trip soon- a big trip.  And we are excited, but it seems some people have little faith in me getting us packed.  The husband takes care of himself and might only ask me a question or two.  And all the kids really will get themselves packed, some with more help from me than others, and some of the kids might even help pack up me and the baby.
But, it works out.  It always does.  However, it seems a few of my friends are doubting I will pull it off.
They know I thrive on procrastination.
The thrill of the last minute.
But, I take no offense that they worry and wonder if I will pull it off.  They are my close friends and even some of my family.  They know me too well.
So, you know what I am doing tomorrow, with our trip coming up quick?

Yep, hitting the beach.
Where else would I be?

What about you?
How do you pack?

Incidentally, just so you know there is a method to my madness.
How would I pack everything a week in advance?
What would we wear in the mean time?
Do people own weeks and weeks worth of underwear and clothing?
I don't.  I like to make sure all my clothes are clean and laid out in front of me.
That's how this mama packs.

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  1. Oh fun! I'm sure you will do a great job packing :) Have fun.

    For this beach vacation, I packed 2 swimsuits, 2 shorts, 3 tops and a yoga skirt. I wore the skirt & top driving down and didn't pack any extra purses or shoes. Just the ones we drove down in. And of course undies/bras. But that was all. And it seems to be working great. It helps to have a washer/dryer of course.

  2. I totally get it. You're secretly planning it all out in your head, right? That's what I do. Hope you guys have a blast! ;-)


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