We’re going to be heading to Pittsburgh soon to visit my in-laws. I can’t help but laugh to myself when I actually stressed about packing for Pittsburgh before I had kids and Matt and I were living and working in NYC.
I used to pack way too much… but none-the-less, I ended up using everything I packed.
Bunches of outfits (Prepping for every occasion.)
Heels. Boots. Sneakers (You never know where you may be going!)
Work-out clothes (In case I was inspired.)
Essentials (Hair dryer, Straightener, Shampoo, Conditioner, Brush, Toothbrush, Make-up.)
Coats or Bathing Suits (Depending on the season.)
I’d fit everything into maybe 2 suitcases. And if I forgot anything (which I usually did) I would just buy it there. One year I forgot my bathing suit. One year I forgot my puffer coat. No problem, just pick one up.
Yes, now with kids. 3 in all. I laugh at the fact that I literally used to take an hour or so packing for myself. Just myself.
Now it’s all about the boys. And I mean that. It’s all about the boys.
Clothes. Clothes. Clothes. He’s a spitter and teething… so I go through about 5 changes an hour
Blankie (Oh… I can’t forget this blankie)
And his Toys
Clothes (He likes to match William)
Diapers – bigger than Benjamin’s!
Binkies (Oh help us if we forget the BINKIES!)
Blankies (3 of them to be exact and he KNOWS what ones are his)
Snacks/Cooler with Milk, Juice and Water
Toothbrush (His is Thomas, not to be confused with William’s Cars’ Toothbrush)
Books (Anything to do with whale-sharks)
Toys (Whale-sharks and other whales of varying sizes)
Undies. Undies. Undies.
Sippy Cups (Blue ones, not Alexander’s green ones!)
Camo Raincoat (He takes it everywhere)
Backpack (And if William brings his, Alexander MUST bring his)
Snacks (Of course, different than Alexander’s)
Same cooler (thank you boys!)
And let’s not forget:
Pack N Play
Bags for trash!
All this for 3 boys.
And what’s in this for me?
Oh… I’ll throw a few things into a bag the morning we leave! And of course, will take WAY TOO much.
Ahhh… the delights of traveling with little kids.
And Dad’s on his own!