We had a busy morning of back-to-back activities scheduled today. When we left the house at 8AM, all of the following accompanied us:
*bag of dry cleaning to drop off
*birthday gift and platter of mini-cupcakes
*sneakers and socks for the two younger kids
*change of clothes, swim goggles, towels and sunblock for the two younger kids (they had swimming lessons today)
*my taekwondo bag
*Thing One's taekwondo bag
*two water bottles
*Thing One's DS
*snacks for all three kids
AND (of course)
*a partridge in a pear tree.
I had to take the dog's travel crate out of the back of my car to get it all in.
I am not at my best early in the morning (unfortunately, my boys are morning people, for which I curse my father-in-law the early bird regularly) so this was a remarkable feat of bleary-eyed coordination. I can't believe that we actually remembered everything that we needed to bring. But if summer vacations are supposed to be relaxing, so far we are doing it all wrong!