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Trip packing

July 30th, 2010

I have taught Olivia well. I overheard her playing in her room with the sitter. She was packing for a trip.

"What shall we pack for you?" he asked.


She pulled out her fabulous, special princess high heels that her godmother Joann gave to her. She dug around the room for her "treasure box," a little makeup kit that Joann also gave her.

"Anything else?" he asked.

"Extra panty and extra shorts. Maybe an extra t-shirt," and then she got some out of her closet and stuffed that in her backpack.

I laughed. What three year old thinks about such practical matters? That's when I knew Olivia will be just fine in this life.

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7 Responses to “Trip packing”

  1. M:

    Good morning Diane!

    I wish packing for a trip was that easy. 🙂

    Life was so simple and easy when you are that age. 🙂

  2. Kage:

    Feel good moment 🙂

  3. kanakakuuna:

    agree with bringing an extra set for every trip.

  4. Popoman:

    I can't help to note what the grandkids pack everytime they visit me from CA. Since we live in a 4 Season area, clothing must be appropriate. These are my youngest ages 6 and 10 yrs.
    Their mom (4th grade schoolteacher) lets' them pack their own bags, quick checking to see if they have the "minimums." As you said Diane...after observing your 3 yr old, you know things are going to be okay.

  5. snow:

    too cute... i love those heels! reminds me of the time my stepdaughter let her kids pack their own bags and was in such a hurry that she didn't check them. they got to the hotel and one of her sons had a bag full of underwear! lol... i guess he knew, at least, that underwear was a necessity! 😉

  6. RedZone:

    Amazing game. I never would have thought of it. I wish I played it at a young age. Now I need to make a list or the first place I will look for when I reach my destination is a store.

  7. RONW:

    all dressed up and ready to leave for mainland college, in an eye blink.

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