Wanna know what’s remarkably simple to pull off? Packing for a family of 7 for a week. Just a few small totes to throw in the way back... a dainty little cooler of snacks for the road... only a good book for entertainment.... took me an easy 20 minutes. BIG FAT FREAKING “NOT”!!! The process started this morning around 9:30 and is 95% done 12 hours later. Laundry. Folding. Packing. Cleaning. Checking that the kids who packed themselves actually remembered frivolous things like underwear and pants (they had not). We have a cooler of snacks big enough to last us a transcontinental hot air balloon ride. 4 bottles of sunscreen, 1 can of bug spray, 5 baseball hats, 8 beach towels, bottles of wine, 10 candy necklaces, 12 glow sticks, bikes, helmets, inflatable raft, fishing rods, raincoats and as many of the kids as we can fit. The children could NOT be more excited, and we’re looking forward to a final week of summer before school starts!