This weekend we are making a long (is three months long?) overdue trip to see my kids great-grandfather. He is just a few hours away and I hasn't met him yet. Or is it really he hasn't met I yet. Not quite sure.
At any rate, its really going to be a quick trip. But oh how quickly we seem to forget all that is required to take a baby anywhere other than the carpool line.
When I left for work this morning several bags were already packed:
- baby overnight bag
- big girl overnight bag
- mom overnight bag
(- dad overnight bag is being packed now)
- big girl toy bag
- snack bag
- diaper bag
- mom's work bag (probably won't be used, but should be.... maybe it should stay home to save space.)
- breast pump and accessories
Feel like I'm forgetting something?
Oh yeah - the gear. We are talking stroller, portable swing (I doesn't sleep flat so this is REQUIRED), nursing cape, extra bottles and a partridge in a pear tree.
Seriously. All this. I remember when it was two overnight bags. I remember when we didn't have to drive an SUV to get everything in the car (and still have room for our feet).
I can't wait to unpack. Oh, but wait I can.
Now I'm thinking about our week long summer vacation - and I will be mobile by then and he will require toys. Real toys, not just a few little stuffed animals, two books and he will get a kick out of people watching. Man. Packing for that week is going to be so much fun I can hardly stand it.