November 18, 2010

Packing Anxiety

We are now 9 days away from our trip and I'm getting the creepy crawly stress feeling starting at the base of my neck. I think I'm going to pack Jackson's suitcase over the weekend to at least try and get a bit of a jump on things. We've never traveled with Jackson for a week long vacation before and the older he gets I feel like the more stuff he needs. It would also be different if we were going somewhere that if I forget something I can just run to the grocery store and buy it. But I don't think they are going to have diapers for sale at the all inclusive resort in the Dominican.

Amy is a little stressed out too because she's feels she doesn't have anything to wear that is beach wedding appropriate. So off to the mall we went. As you can image our trip was an epic fail. Seriously, what did we really think we would find? A nice pair of linen pants tucked amongst the sweaters and flannel? We have a plan B that hopefully will work out. If not, it's going to be wool pants and a festive snowflake turtle neck.

I feel like we always are in these situations before trips or major events and we always end up pulling through and making it work but with Jackson now in tow there are so many more variables. Hopefully we still persevere.


Jackie said...

Totally understand the packing anxiety! The first time we took L away for a week, we started packing 2 weeks prior! We found that (ridiculously obsessive) lists totally helped (clothing list, sleep items, food items, bath stuff..) and noted what we used everyday to make sure we remembered to bring that. Hope that helps... Good luck!

Mariah said...

I make a list too so I don't forgot anything, especially things I don't want to forgot the morning we leave. I always seem to pack more than necessary. I'm sure everything will work out.

Stacey said...

You'll be okay. I always pack more for the kids just in case. I mean, you might go through clothes more with a baby than for yourself--you know with spillage and leakage, etc.

Hmmm no summer things in the stores... You don't think flannel says tropical?

Next in Line said...

I am so excited for you! I am sure that you will be able to get most everything you need at an all inclusive. What helped me with travel with babies is remembering that babies live where ever it is I am going. It will work out even if you just show up with Jackson and nothing else.