We are home after visiting Don’s family for a week! What a great trip and opportunity for me to unplug for a few days.
Now, here I sit surrounded by clean piles of laundry, two semi-unpacked suitcases, and a stack of unopened mail wondering how I’m going to get us ready to go AGAIN! Yes, the Wild Child and I take to the road again on Saturday. We are off to spend a week with my family. I’m really not sure what I was thinking planning two family trips back to back. I feel like a traveling circus or maybe just a sideshow.
I have a hard time deciding what I need to take and what I should leave at home. I HATE having to run to the store when we are visiting family so I try to bring it ALL with me. As you can imagine that takes time to plan, pack, and fit into a vehicle! I really do TRY to only take the things I use every day, but I’m telling you that’s EVERYTHING! We have a truck with a covered bed and I fill it up when I travel with the baby. It’s a far cry from the old days when one backpack was enough for any trip. As with most things in my life this has changed.
Another travel decision is whether or not to take the cloth diapers. The cloth wipes come with me there is no other option to me. The diapers are big, take up a lot of space, require special detergent, and wet bags so I’m having a hard time deciding if I should take them with me. Those disposable diapers are just so handy and there are 80 in a box! That’s enough for an entire week, right? I guess I will just see what I have room for after clothes, toys, books, wipes, first aid kit….. yea, you get the idea!
What do you take when you travel with a baby? Are you able to pack light or do you pack everything including the kitchen sink?