I've never adopted before.
Never even been to Asia.
I do not.....by any stretch....have a clue what I am doing.
I do however have some mad packing skillz that I will be putting into practice as far as the traveling goes.
I'm on it.
Traveling with 6 then 8 people...
that I can do.
So here....because you guys are my favorite....is a look at the chaos of what, I would gather, is a pretty typical look at the floor of a family's bedroom a week and a half before adoption travel.
Let's take a tour shall we?
Yes I think we shall.
Cuz I'm not above bribery.
|Please like me. I give you candy!|
In itty-bitty sizes. For a couple of itty bitty guys. (itty-bitty to me anyway, the twins are huge!)
I'm pretty sure the 2 bags of Kettle Corn aren't going to make it in tact but Justin loves this stuff,
and he's 8
and I like him.
Thus if he wants to pack kettle corn,
we're packing kettle corn.
Now my box of coffee creamer....that will definitely make it.
It knows better than to desert me at a time like this.
|I'm making a snack cupboard in the hotel room.|
Bowls, napkins and box of assorted flatware for quick snacks and cheap lunches.
Propel water flavorings
Annie's fruit snacks
and a few other assorted family favorites.
Bath toys & supplies.
I know, I know, I know
I went overboard here.
One does not need to travel to China with a monkey shaped scrubby thing and dinosaur bath fizz.
I figure I can always tie the monkey scrubber to my head and use it as a scrunchy if I can't get it to fit.
And I know I can buy all of this over there but frankly it was just too much fun.
And besides who doesn't want to fish in the bathtub? Pffft. Not me!
For the hotel rooms in case they are stinky.
.....Or in case all 6 boys make it stinky.
A pop up clothes hamper.
Hello. There are 8 of us.
That's alota funky clothes.
Swim attire for everyone and floaties for the boys.
This is in case anyone staying at the Mariott with their off the hook heated pool wants to invite us to swim one afternoon.
2 1/2 bags of medicine filled with things to treat just about every ailment under the sun.
The rest of the 3rd bag will be filled up with antibiotics for everyone just in case.
The Car Sick Kit.
Contents included in one gallon size ziplock bag:
2 small fans. (everyone likes a nice cool breeze on their face when they're trying not to hurl)
1 baggie of mixed sour/hard candy to suck on when one feels nauseous.
6 other gallon size ziplock bags folded neatly in the bag.
(This if for the aforementioned hurl to go into.....a hurl catcher if you will.)
A few plastic grocery bags to put the hurl filled ziplock bags in once they are....ahem.....filled. These can then be tied in a knot with the filled ziplock inside to minimize smell for the other horrified passengers.
I will also be putting in two cheap stuff-mart tee shirts as back up clothing.
And that concludes our tour of Sonia's crazy land.
Please exit the ride to your right.