1. Things to do.
2. Things to eat.
3. Things to watch.
4. Things to listen to music.
5. Blankie/pillow/stuffed animal.
6. Wet wipes.
Really, the list is the same as when she was a toddler...
The list of specifics has changed... a little. I mean, it'd be kind of weird if she still liked Barney & Baby Songs or animal crackers & coloring books. Oh, wait, I'm still bringing animal crackers for her. And, I'm pretty sure she's packed some coloring books...
We have updated our media means over the years. We'll leave the VHS tapes of The Brady Bunch at home.
|Here's the story... of a lovely lady... (You're welcome.)|
If we would've been in a car accident, that thing would've killed someone. For weeks ahead of our first trip I taped Brady Bunch episodes for my then three and 11 year old to watch.
What else do I need to bring?
Headphones... for the driver.... Wait, that's illegal.
Headphones for the car's drop down DVD player... (so much more compact than our original TV/VHS combo...) because, as much I would like to listen to Pitch Perfect several times tomorrow... I'll pass.
So, as you see, the list has been basically the same over the years. The best part is that now the Angsty Teen pretty much packs her stuff without me... except I do have to run to the store for more animal crackers before we leave town.
Oh, wait... she's probably going to want to bring something new this year... Something she will feel she can't live without...
She'll probably want to bring... her driver's permit.
Nothing like a few more hours of highway road time... with the calmer parent.
This could be a long day...
I really need to get hooked up with a Xanax dealer...