We are going to be gone for a couple of weeks. In the past we would pack and drag a lot of 'stuff' all over. It was exhausting. It takes the fun out of the trip to begin with. So this packing trip we have downsized. I figure if there is something urgent that I need there are Walmarts or Rite Aides everywhere right?
This trip we each packed a small suitcase that we will each take on the plane. In the kid's suitcases there are:
- 3 pair of pants
- 4-5 shirts
- 1 pair of pj's
- flip flops
- swim suit (we are going to Virginia Beach for one of those weeks, right when Igor hits too)
- Math book
- 1 chapter book
- 2 pencils
- Jane Eyre
- Swiss Family Robinson (Read A Loud)
- Presidents of the Church by Truman Madison on CD for long car rides
- Dried Fruit
In the past I would take 5 books because I was sure that I would read them. (NOT!) I'd bring 5 books on tape. I'd bring a medicine cabinet. I'd bring enough food for several meals. We'd bring 10 outfits each. The list would just go on and on.
We'll see how we do. It is literally half of what we normally bring for the same length of trip. I'm sure Lara would still bring less, but it's a good start for us. How do you travel light?
Look on our family blog for trip updates. : )