Estimated Time Before Insanity Goes into Maximum Overdrive...
Estimated Time of Departure on Canada Moms Blog ROAD TRIP '09: 40 hours
Estimated Time until my head explodes while figuring out how to pack for myself & a three-year old on a cross country road trip: 40 seconds
This morning I made the foolish mistake of asking my daughter for input on this packing issue because in all seriousness, how does one pack for a two-week trip with a three-year old? Who knows when we will see a washing machine? Who knows what forgotten toy/book/rock-found-on-a-walk-six-weeks-ago will set off a tantrum the likes of which the Trans Canada Highway has never experienced in it's forty-seven year history? I should have never asked because now our suitcase contains all her dolls, fifty Robert Munsch books, a pile of random pebbles, and her strawberry plant.
Now I have to figure out how to remove all these items without setting her off.
Anyhow, this morning Gemma and I decided to put together a little video discussing what we need to pack (apparently we need a teddy bear and lots of food because the rest of the country is sorely lacking in both) and please don't judge us on our appearance. We both just got out of bed and the fact that what was once little more than a dreamy idea to visit bloggers across the country is now a total IN OUR FACE reality is still sinking in to my brain.
But seriously: how many t-shirts would you pack for your child? I'm thinking three changes a day and have at least five days supply on-hand means I need about fifteen shirts... FIFTEEN? Holy crow, this is going to be like packing for Mariah Carey (minus the butterflies, double the diva).