Friday, February 27, 2009

Pack-tice makes perfect

Well my first foray into blogging about travel with teeny is going to be about packing. We are going away for the weekend this evening to beautiful Harpers Ferry (need to confirm it is actually beautiful) and I have packing on the brain.

It feels like in the past year or so we are constantly packing. Since I survived packing up all our possessions into just 6 suitcases to move from Australia to the US. I don’t quite mind packing for vacations, in fact Teeny and I have turned it into somewhat of a game.

Our usual routine consists of me, identifying the item and the quantity required for the trip and Teeny retrieving it from her wardrobe. Considering this trip is only a short one with 3 overnights and no formal events or fancy requirements, we whipped through it ending up with all the required items piled high awaiting transfer into a suitcase.

It is a win-win situation. I get to make sure she has the right type of clothes and she gets to the pick the individual items…no surprises, no power struggles. Sometimes there are some negotiation scenes. Whilst packing for this trip Teeny wanted to bring a skirt, given it is still freezing I was not so keen but at the end of the day it is one little item and not worth the battle, the skirt made the pile.

Now if only somebody would tell me what to pack!