It's Camp Time! You know what that means… Packing! (yay?)
The annual dilemma for a camp-goer (and his or her parents)? That dreaded packing. During the school year, when I have brief weekend events to attend, night-before packing is typical. But this year, for the first time, I am going to a sleep-away camp for the entire summer to work as a counselor. It's near San Diego and for five whole weeks!
|Me in red dress saying bye to friends before camp, MommyBlogExpert.com|
After pretty much almost buying the whole of both Target and H&M stores, it was more than obvious I was going to have to rethink getting that big shopping cart full of clothes. Not one of those little shopping carts with the little red flag saying “shopper in training” or something cheesy like that. This shopping cart was a legitimately shiny metal cage big enough for a full grown man, with the added bonus of squeaky wheels.
My dog Dexter watches me pack and even decides to help out...
I really need at least five shirts, no six, and that one won’t match anything…should I buy those sweatpants they're selling? I get a 20% discount as camp staff…wait did I forget to pack my pillow?
This is what my packing rants sound like, and honestly it’s better to just make a list. I got the idea from somewhere online that you should write a packing list of everything you packed, then bring it with you on the trip. Then, as you are closing your bags for the last time, check off each item. You won’t forget anything, from your ponytail holders (is it just me, or do I lose at least three a day?) to that giant jacket you brought, “just in case.”
By the way, does anyone know any luggage brands that have really colorful suitcases that stand out like crazy? I’m feeling like something neon.
Shoutout to all those heavy packers like me out there!
Looking forward to the fresh mountain air and being among nature...
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