How on EARTH do you pack for 3 people (one being a toddler in diapers) for 10 days?!?!?
This is tough! I know, I know, Laura...you have 5 people to pack for, 1 being a toddler in diapers. However, you have 1 advantage over me. You have the allowance of up to 8 suitcases since you have 4 ticketed passengers. I only have the allowance of 4 suitcases...one of which HAS to be my hang-up bag, which just doesn't hold much!
So, I have had all of my stuff and Cassie's stuff laid out since some time last week and I've been adding to the pile and I come across something or think of something that needs to be added. It is o-v-e-r-w-h-e-l-m-i-n-g! We have to have regular clothes, beach/pool clothes, and dinner clothes for each day. Not to mention comfy clothes for evenings and pajamas. OH, MY! I just don't know how we're going to get it all into the 4 pieces of luggage allowed. So, there are always carry-ons, right? Well, with the restrictions and regulations on carry-ons these days, aren't we all just a little afraid to put anything in our carry on that might get taken away by security? My aunt got her manicure set taken away when they first made all of these rules. Bummer! I mean, I could put my toiletries in my carry-on, but they all have to be less than 4 oz. Do you SERIOUSLY think with all this hair that I can go 10 days on 4 oz?!? Uh, no! So, I am just going to have to economize and shrinkatize and consolitize (I know, I know...2 made up words...I couldn't say consolodate, because then it would have broken my trend).
Secondly, how many diapers do you take for 10 days? I mean, I can figure out I usually go through x amount of diapers per day. BUT, you figure you'll be using swim diapers a lot...what if she were to get traveller's diarrhea or something???...what if we run out?!? Not exactly a Wally World on the cruise liner. So, I figure maybe 5 diapers per day? Well, that's 50 diapers, my friend! That's half a suitcase of diapers! So, say we do 4 regular diapers each day assuming that we'll be using 1-2 swimming diapers...still 40 diapers and still a ton to pack.
Wow! So much to think about. So, why on EARTH am I sitting here blogging about it rather than packing? Look at the post below under "bad habits" my friend...you'll understand...