Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Packing, Packing, Packing

Whine, whine, whine.

I feel like that's all I ever do when I try to post around here.

A million blog posts run through my head, and yet, I never find the time to sit down and type any out.

And when I do?  I always feel like I have to apologize for not posting.

It's weird.  I know that.

Oh, well.

I'm going crazy this week.

We leave on Friday for our very first family vacation that involves transportation other than a minivan. 

I'm desperately trying to pack for 5 people into 3 suitcases and 2 carry on's.

It is near impossible.

Especially when 2 of those people are under two and may or may not need multiple outfits a day.

And diapers.  Oh, the diapers!

I figure I better plan on 5 to 8 diapers a day/per twin.  We'll be gone for 6 days.  So, I need to bring at least 96 diapers, not counting swim diapers.

It's enough to make your head explode.

If that isn't enough, Big Boy started running a fever Friday night.  By Monday morning, he wasn't eating, drinking, or moving much.  Off to the doctor we went, and came home with the diagnosis of an ear infection and a script for an antibiotic.

Praying that the ear will be mostly healed before we take off Friday afternoon.

Other than the craziness of trying to make everything fit & worrying about sick children, I'm getting really excited for the trip.  It's the first time our little family of 5 will be going somewhere on vacation where it's just us! No family or friends to help out, just M. and I.

Not only that, but we're going to the happiest place on Earth, the Land of the Mouse! ;)

It was a birthday gift for Miss O. and she's done really well waiting since March without constantly saying, "How much longer until we go on vacation?".

We might be going crazy, but at least we'll have fun getting there!

Any tips on packing?  Navigating a big place with a double stroller?

Wish us luck!