Okay, so maybe I’m being a little harsh on myself by saying I’m failing at being a stay at home Mom, but my baby brain sure has been affecting my ability to remember things!
Let me back up and tell you that Garrett isn’t too fond of packing. He also says he trusts me enough to pick out things that make him look good SO pretty much ever since we got married the packing has been in my hands. Usually I make a list of things to pack that are particular to the exact trip we are going on. I will lay everything out on the bed and then pack it up.
Of course after Nora came along I became responsible for packing for her, too. These days I always have to pack four bags: one for clothes, one for Nora’s non-clothes related things, one for shoes and one for food.
Well lately my baby brain has taken over and I’ve either made a list and then couldn’t find it or I didn’t make a list at all because I left the packing for the last minute or I made a list and didn’t write things down because I didn’t think of them. We’ve been travelling a lot and it seems like every trip I’ve forgotten something major! One trip I forgot Garrett’s underwear –yikes! He seriously only had the pair he wore into the car. Another trip I forgot socks for Garrett. I’ve also forgotten Nora’s baby violet, daddy doll and the blankets she sleeps with!
Forgetting Garrett’s underwear was the last straw for me so I stole an idea from my friend Sara and made one master list which I have laminated and will use to pack from this day forward.
Do you pack for you family? Do you ever forget to pack anything?